PORTLAND (AP) — Trent Szkutnik struck Deiner Lopez out with the bases loaded to end the game, leading the Erie SeaWolves to a 7-6 win over the Portland Sea Dogs on Tuesday.
Portland started the scoring in the second inning when Danny Mars hit a two-run double.
The SeaWolves took the lead for good with five runs in the seventh inning. Chad Sedio hit a grand slam en route to the three-run lead.
The SeaWolves later tacked on two runs in the eighth when Isaac Paredes hit a sacrifice fly and Jake Rogers hit a solo home run to secure the victory.
Portland saw its comeback attempt come up short after Jeremy Rivera and Chad De La Guerra scored on a single, and Mars scored on a wild pitch and Austin Rei drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth to cut the Erie lead to 7-6.
Caleb Thielbar (3-0) picked up the win after he pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Teddy Stankiewicz (6-9) went seven innings, allowing five runs and five hits in the Eastern League game. He also struck out six and walked one.
Rogers homered and singled, scoring two runs in the win.
For the Sea Dogs, Mars doubled and singled, driving home two runs.