PORTLAND (AP) – Chris Durbin homered and David Pauley pitched six strong innings as the Portland Sea Dogs handed the New Hampshire Fisher Cats their eighth straight loss 5-3 on Friday.

The Fisher Cats (51-53) outhit the Sea Dogs (53-48) by a 10-6 margin but couldn’t score in key situations. Portland led 4-0 after three innings. The Sea Dogs cobbled together one run in the first and two in the second before Durbin’s homer made it 4-0.

Clint Johnston’s RBI single keyed two New Hampshire runs in the fifth inning.

The Fisher Cats loaded the bases with one out in the seventh, but plated only one runner. Portland closed the scoring when one runner scampered home on an error in the bottom of the seventh.

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