Wall, Spanberger Homer in 7-2 Win

Fisher Cats take two-game winning streak into the All-Star Break

Forrest Wall broke a 2-2 tie with a solo home run in the third inning, and the Fisher Cats never trailed again. (Christina Carrillo)

By Bob Lipman / New Hampshire Fisher Cats | July 7, 2019 4:53 PM

Manchester, NH - Forrest Wall  and Chad Spanberger  drilled solo home runs and Yennsy Diaz  tossed six scoreless innings as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto Blue Jays Double-A affiliate) earned a split of a four-game series with the Portland Sea Dogs (Boston Red Sox) with a 7-2 win on Sunday.

Diaz (W, 7-6) earned the win with a long relief outing after Patrick Murphy  started the game for the Fisher Cats (7-13). Diaz allowed just two hits while striking out seven batters. 

New Hampshire started the game with three consecutive singles and scored a pair of runs. After base hits from Wall and Vinny Capra Nash Knight  ripped a single to left to plate a run. Capra reported home from third on a passed ball to give New Hampshire a 2-0 lead.

Portland (9-10) rallied to tie the game against Murphy. Charlie Madden had an RBI single in the second and Joey Curletta drove in a run with his single in the top of the third.

New Hampshire moved in front for good on a solo home run by Wall leading off the bottom of the third inning. The Fisher Cats tacked on three more in the bottom of the fourth. Logan Warmoth  walked and stole second, then Brock Lundquist  singled to make it 4-2. Wall followed with a walk and Capra singled to score Lunquist. Wall came across on a wild pitch.

Spanberger homered for the second straight game to give the Fisher Cats a 7-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning. Bryan Mata (L, 1-1), Boston's No. 7 prospect according to MLB.com, took the loss for the Sea Dogs.

The Fisher Cats will take a few days off for the Eastern League All-Star break and pick up again on Thursday night at Hartford. The next home game will be Monday, July 15 at 7:05 p.m. when the Sea Dogs return to Delta Dental Stadium. For tickets and information, visit nhfishercats.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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