PORTLAND (AP) — Luigi Rodriguez hit a two-run single in the fifth inning, leading the Richmond Flying Squirrels to a 4-1 win over the Portland Sea Dogs in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday.
Dusten Knight struck Jeremy Rivera out with runners on first and second to end the game for his second save of the season.
The single by Rodriguez, part of a four-run inning, gave the Flying Squirrels a 2-1 lead before Jonah Arenado hit a two-run single later in the inning.
In the bottom of the first, Portland took the lead on a single by Bobby Dalbec that scored Danny Mars.
Richmond right-hander Jake McCasland (4-3) picked up the win after allowing one run on five hits over five innings. Opposing starter Dedgar Jimenez (6-7) took the loss in the Eastern League game after allowing four runs and eight hits over 4 2/3 innings.
Matt Lipka singled twice, and Chase Johnson hurled five scoreless innings as the Richmond Flying Squirrels beat the Portland Sea Dogs 3-1 in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday.
Johnson (1-2) allowed two hits while striking out four and walking one to get the win.
Richmond went up 3-0 in the fifth after Dylan Davis hit an RBI single and Caleb Gindl hit a sacrifice fly.
The Sea Dogs cut into the deficit in the sixth inning when Michael Chavis hit an RBI double, driving in Danny Mars.
Daniel McGrath (1-3) went four innings, allowing one run and two hits in the Eastern League game. He also struck out one and walked two. Sam Wolff gave up one run in two innings and recorded his third save of the season.