Hartford, CT - The Hartford Yard Goats (23-28, 60-57) scored six runs with two outs and took the series opener from the Portland Sea Dogs (26-25, 53-65), 7-2 on Tuesday night at Dunkin' Donuts Park.The Hartford Yard Goats (23-28, 60-57) scored six runs with two outs and took the series opener from the Portland Sea Dogs (26-25, 53-65), 7-2 on Tuesday night at Dunkin' Donuts Park.
Hartford righty Brandon Gold (9-5) tied a franchise record with his ninth win of the season. Gold worked seven innings on seven hits, two runs, one walk, and six strikeouts.
The Sea Dogs got on the board first, scoring two runs off Gold in the second inning. Brett Netzer singled, and Michael Osinski walked with one out. Jerry Downs advanced the runners with a ground out, but Austin Rei nailed a two-run double. In Hartford's second inning, Brian Serven cut the deficit in half with a sacrifice fly.
Serven delivered again for the Goats, nailing a two-out, three-run homer off Matthew Kent (L, 5-5) in the fourth inning. Kent allowed seven runs (six earned) over 6.2 innings to suffer his second straight loss.
Hartford added three more runs off Kent in the seventh inning. Vince Vizcaino provided an RBI single, and Tyler Nevin nailed a two-run double.
Jarren Duran and Marcus Wilson each went 2-for-4 with a double. With the win, Hartford clinched the season series for the fourth straight year.
The Sea Dogs and Hartford Yard Goats (Rockies affiliate) play a doubleheader on Wednesday beginning at 6:05 PM at Dunkin' Donuts Park. Radio coverage on the WPEI U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network begins at 5:50 PM. The game is available on the tune-in app and MiLB.TV.
Tickets for Portland's next homestand (August 19-25) are available at 207-879-9500 or seadogs.com. Book your nine-inning vacation today!
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