The Dragons added another run in the fifth when Jacob Hurtubise walked, stole second, went to third on Matt McLain’s single to left, and scored on a hit by Johnson to make it 3-1. Fort Wayne tied the game on Ornelas’ two-run double off Garcia in the eighth.
Garcia (7-4) gave up two runs in the eighth, but retired the last nine batters he faced to earn the win.
The Dragons saw two pitchers leave the game with apparent injuries. Starting pitcher Lyon Richardson left the game after retiring all three batters in the first inning. Reliever Braxton Roxby began the fourth inning but left the game in the middle of an at-bat with two outs after a visit to the mound by the Dayton trainer.
The Dragons collected nine hits. Cerda was 3 for 4 with two doubles. McGarry had his second two-hit game of the series.