Manchester, N.H. - Blue Jays No. 3 prospect Lourdes Gurriel recorded his first Double-A hit - a line drive double down the third base line - but the Fisher Cats took a 6-1 loss to the Portland Sea Dogs on Thursday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
Portland jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning on a homer by Eastern League All-Star Danny Mars.
The Sea Dogs scored the other four runs off Fisher Cats starter Jon Harris (L, 4-9) in the top of the sixth inning. Jeremy Barfield doubled and scored on a single by Mike Olt. Josh Tobias reached on a fielder's choice and Cole Sturgeon homered.
New Hampshire broke up Kevin McAvoy's (W, 4-6) shutout bid in the seventh inning. Gurriel doubled with one out, and scored after a Tim Lopes fly ball tipped off the glove of Barfield in right. The series with Portland continues on Friday at 7:05 p.m. at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
Join us for Firefighter Appreciation Night (to benefit MDA). An Atlas Fireworks Show will follow the game presented by NH Lottery. For tickets and information, visit www.nhfishercats.com. LHP Shane Dawson is scheduled to start for the Fisher Cats against Portland LHP Trey Ball. Live coverage with Tyler Murray and Bob Lipman begins at 6:45 p.m. on the WGIR Fisher Cats Radio Network.
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