NORWICH, Conn. (AP) – Chris Curry’s three hits helped the Norwich Navigators to a 9-6 win and a doubleheader split against the Portland Sea Dogs Sunday in the Eastern League.

Portland (23-19) used six home runs, including two by Dustin Pedrioa, to win the first game 12-3.

Norwich (23-26) scored six runs in the first inning of Game 2, including two on a double by Curry. A.J. LaBarbera added a two-run single, while Dan Trumble and Tim Hutting each had RBI singles.

Oscar Montero (1-1) picked up the win in relief in Game 2. It was his first appearance after a 15-game suspension for violating baseball’s steroid policy. Billy Sadler picked up his third save and pitched the last 2 1/3 innings of the game.

David Pahucki (3-1) did not get out of the first inning and was charged with all six runs. He allowed them on three hits and three walks.

Brandon Moss, Chris Durbin, Jared Sandberg and Jeff Bailey also hit home runs for Portland in Game 1.

James Garcia (3-5) allowed four of Portland’s six homers. He allowed five runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Jon Lester (2-1) went the distance, allowing three runs, two earned, on five hits. He struck out eight with three walks.


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