The TinCaps put their playoff fate in their own hands Sunday by sweeping a doubleheader at Bowling Green, 3-1 and 2-1.
Fort Wayne enters the last day of the season with a half-game lead on Great Lakes and a one-game lead on Dayton for the final playoff spot. The TinCaps and Hot Rods play at 1 today. Great Lakes plays at West Michigan. Dayton plays at Lake County.
The TinCaps took the opener on Fernando Perez’s three-run double in the fourth inning.
Fort Wayne (32-37 second half, 62-76) loaded the bases on hits by Nick Schulz and Josh VanMeter and a walk to Trea Turner.
Jason Jester (3-1) got the win, and Ryan Butler the save.
In game two, Jake Bauers walked, John Nester singled and Schulz and Henry Charles hit successive RBI singles for the scores.