Mike Brenly hit a grand slam and Travis Shaw added a solo shot to lead the Portland Sea Dogs past the Binghamton Mets 8-2 in the second game of a doubleheader Monday night at Hadlock Field.
Binghamton won the first game, 5-0.
It was a long night at Hadlock, with the first game interrupted by a 1-hour, 39-minute rain delay. The final out was made at 11:33 p.m.
Second-game starter Mike McCarthy (3-2) allowed one run on four hits over six innings.
Brenly, activated from the disabled list Monday, was playing in only his sixth game of the season. He stroked his grand slam over the left-field wall in the third inning.
Shaw hit his team-leading eighth home run in the fourth.
Deven Marrero went 2 for 4 with an RBI, a run and two stolen bases. Mookie Betts doubled twice and is batting .378.
In the first game, Henry Owens (4-3) took the loss, allowing one run over four innings. Reliever Michael Olmsted was tagged for four runs.
First-place Portland (27-15) remains 2½ games ahead of the second-place Mets (24-17) in the East Division.
NOTES: The announced paid attendance was 3,055. … Brenly filled a roster spot left by Carlos Rivera, who was sent to Pawtucket on Sunday. … Infielder Sean Coyle remains on the DL because of a strained hamstring but took batting practice for the first time. … Ian Browne, an MLB.com writer, appeared at Hadlock to promote his book on the 2004 Red Sox team, “Idiots Revisited” (published by Tilbury House of Thomaston).
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