BOSTON – Jay Johnson ripped a two-run double with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Portland Sea Dogs a 12-11 victory over the Harrisburg Senators on Saturday at Fenway Park.

The Sea Dogs and the Class A Lowell Spinners played at the venerable Red Sox home as part of the Futures at Fenway event. The two games drew a combined crowd of 34,746.

Portland fell behind 3-0 in the first inning when Tony Blanco launched a three-run homer into the Monster Seats off Portland starter Michael Bowden. Portland responded with three runs in the bottom of the first inning, led by Bubba Bell’s RBI single.

Portland entered the sixth trailing 8-3, but stormed back with five runs, highlighted by an Andrew Pinckney solo home run and a two-run triple by Bell.

A night after hitting for the cycle, Steve Mortimer hit a solo home run in the eighth to regain the lead for the Senators, but Portland answered again to tie the game.

Dee Brown singled off Portland closer Mike James in the top of the ninth with the bases loaded to score two runs and break the 9-9 tie.

After cutting the deficit to 11-10, the Sea Dogs completed the comeback on Johnson’s two-run double.

Notes: In the two-year history of the Futures at Fenway, three of the four games were won in walk-off fashion. Earlier in the day the Lowell Spinners defeated the Hudson Valley Renegades 2-1. The 2006 attendance for Futures at Fenway was 33,394 with Lowell and Triple-A Pawtucket playing.


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