Dayton reliever Braxton Roxby (1-1) was charged with the loss. Roxby allowed a lead-off walk in the seventh and was replaced by Jacques Pucheu, who walked the next three to force in a run charged to Roxby. It was the first run against Roxby in 2021 after he had opened the year with 16 straight scoreless innings.
In game two, Fort Wayne starting pitcher Moises Lugo struck out 10 batters in four innings, the most strikeouts this season by a Dayton opponent.
The Dragons (24-17) remained two games ahead of second-place Lake County in the East Division standings.
Tin Caps at Dragons, 2:05 p.m., Dayton CW, 980