MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – Kenny Perez and Brandon Moss hit back-to-back homers in the top of the 10th inning to lead the Portland Sea Dogs past the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 5-3 on Sunday.

The win gave Northern Division leader Portland (51-46) a three-game sweep of New Hampshire (51-49), which dropped its fourth straight.

Perez belted his fourth of the season off losing pitcher Tracy Thorpe (2-1) to lead off the 10th while Moss followed with his 13th of the year.

In relief, winning pitcher Jim Mann (1-0) allowed one hit over two innings and struck out three. Starter Kason Gabbard allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits over seven innings.

New Hampshire starter Josh Banks allowed three runs on seven hits and struck out eight in 7 1/3 innings.

David Murphy led Portland with three hits including his eighth homer of the year, a solo shot in the fourth, along with a double and finished with three RBI.

Ryan Roberts hit a two-run homer in the third, his 11th of the year, and Chip Cannon added his third, a solo blast in the sixth, to account for New Hampshire’s scoring.

AP-ES-07-24-05 1809EDT


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