Fort Wayne struggled in the field, on the mound and at the plate in its 6-2 Midwest League loss against Lansing on Monday at Parkview Field.
The TinCaps committed a season-worst-tying four errors and eventually fell into an early four-run deficit.
Fort Wayne starter Matt Wisler yielded four runs in the third inning alone, and the TinCaps struck out 11 times, losing for the second consecutive night.
Wisler (2-4) faced seven batters over the first two innings, but faced eight in an outing-defining third inning. Lansing's Carlos Perez and Andy Burns both knocked in two runs in the frame, giving the Lugnuts the early 4-0 lead.
Fort Wayne (2-2 second half, 33-41) responded with two runs off the bat of Duanel Jones in the fourth, cutting the Lansing (3-1, 50-23) lead in half.
Wisler departed after four innings having allowed four earned runs, his highest total since his first start of the season on April 9.
James Jones surrendered one hit over two innings of work, but Johnny Barbato allowed two runs in the seventh as Lansing stretched its lead to 6-2.
Luis De La Cruz tossed a perfect ninth inning.