MANCHESTER, N.H. – Jacoby Ellsbury led the Portland Sea Dogs to a 5-2 victory over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats with a 4-for-5 perfomance at the plate in Double-A baseball action Friday evening.

Ellsbury tripled on the first pitch of the game for the Sea Dogs (4-4), and scored on a Jeff Corsaletti double.

In the sixth, Ellsbury again tripled and was driven in by a Corsaletti single.

In the seventh, Ellsbury doubled to score Bryan Pritz, and rounded out the night with a bases-loaded infield single to score two runs in the ninth. Left-handed pitcher Andrew Dobies picked up his first win of the season, tossing five innings of four hit ball, allowing no runs, walking one and striking out two.

Mike James retired the final seven batters he faced to record his first Double-A save.

Starter Justin James suffered the loss for the Fisher Cats (6-4).


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