BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Portland Sea Dogs turned a first-inning triple play, then turned on their league-leading offense while extending their winning streak to five games with a 7-4 victory over the Binghamton Mets Monday night.
Mookie Betts had two more hits while Shannon Wilkerson and Travis Show hit home runs for the Eastern League’s top offense in both batting average and runs scored. The Sea Dogs have scored at least six runs in nine of their last 10 games while producing the EL’s best record at 11-4.
Betts is batting .448 to lead all minor-league players. Betts, Shaw and Blake Swihart each had two of the team’s 11 hits.
Henry Owens (3-0) held Binghamton scoreless until allowing three runs, two earned, in the sixth inning. Noe Ramirez and Miguel Celestino, who recorded his first save, contributed to the combined five-hitter.