NORWICH, Conn. (AP) – The Portland Sea Dogs pounded out 17 hits in a 14-2 win over the Norwich Navigators on Monday in the Eastern League.

Jeremy West had a game-high four hits for the Sea Dogs (24-19), while Brandon Moss chipped in with three. Four other Portland players had two hits each.

The Sea Dogs twice sent 11 batters to the plate in an inning. They scored six runs in the third and seven in the eighth.

Chris Durbin’s two-run homer in the third started the scoring outbreak. Hanley Ramirez finished the day with three RBI.

Brian Mazone (1-3) took the loss in his first appearance since his 15-game suspension for violating baseball’s steroid policy. He allowed six runs on eight hits in 2 2/3 innings.

Norwich (23-27) used six different pitchers, including utility infielder Julio Cordido. He pitched a scoreless ninth despite loading the bases.

David Pauley (2-1) picked up the win, allowing two runs on five hits in seven innings. Norwich’s Dan Ortmeier finished the five-game series 8-for-15 with a couple of home runs.

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