2009-07-09 / Sports

Sea Dogs sweep B’Mets for 4th straight win at Hadlock

From Staff Reports

PORTLAND — The Portland Sea Dogs swept their second straight doubleheader at Hadlock Field, taking two from the Binghamton Mets by 3-1 and 6-2 scores on Wednesday in front of 5,070 fans.

In the opener, the Sea Dogs scored all three runs in the first inning when the home team got a run on an error and RBIs from Ryan Kalish and Jorge Jimenez. The trio of scores were enough support for Portland starter Junichi Tazawa (8-5), who gave up a first-inning homer and then retired 15-of-17 batters faced.

In the nightcap, Portland scored six runs in the first two innings and Adam Mills tossed fives scoreless innings to win his third straight start.

Again it was Jimenez who  got things going in the first with an RBI double before the Sea Dogs scored four of their five second-inning runs with two outs.

Matt Sheely, Kalish and Jimenez each had RBI hits in the inning off Binghamton starter Jake Ruckle.

The Sea Dogs and the Mets conclude their three-game series, tonight, at 7 p.m. Portland Lefty Felix Doubront (5-2, 3.71) makes his 16th start of the season against righty Dylan Owen, who is 1-5, 5.48 in 13 starts with Binghamton.

Notes: Before the game SS Jed Lowrie was assigned to Single-A Lowell to continue his rehabilitation. ”¦ Tazawa's 8 wins is the most on the Sea Dogs and tied for 2nd in the Eastern League with Akron's Josh Tomlin. ”¦ Kalish went 3-for-7, 3 RBI in the doubleheader. ”¦ Reddick extended his hitting streak to a season-high 8 straight games. ”¦ Portland's pitchers do not have a walk in the last 17 IP.

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