Sloppy pitching and a still-lifeless offense sent the TinCaps to their 13th straight loss on Friday.
South Bend's No. 9 batter Breland Almadova homered and drove in four runs to lead South Bend to a 9-2 rout in the opener of a four-game series at Parkview Field.
The Silver Hawks got seven innings of two-run ball from Sean Furney (5-4), while counterpart Cody Hebner (0-1) allowed three earned runs on six hits in his three innings of work.
The TinCaps (35-55, 5-16 second half) are 1-14 in their last 15 games and have been outscored 90-36 during the losing streak.
The Midwest League record for consecutive defeats is 15.
South Bend (55-35, 15-6) fell behind 2-0 in the first but came back to score five runs in the second -- the last two on a two-out throwing error by TinCaps first baseman Jake Bauers.
Bauers was 1 for 4 with an RBI double. The other Fort Wayne run scored on a double play.
Payton Baskette followed Hebner and gave up four runs in four innings, including Almadova's two-run shot in the seventh that capped the scoring.