Wednesday June 29, 2011 | 12:47 AM

It has been a difficult year for Caleb Clay, his first full season as a reliever. But he came through late Tuesday night with 3 1/3 innings (2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K), picking up his first win in an 11-5 win over New Britain.

The game was close until a seven-run sixth inning broke it open. Ryan Khoury (3-for-4) hit the game-winning RBI with a double. Chih-Hsien Chiang (.302) hit a 3-run triple.

Earlier in the game Alex Hasson (l323) hit his 6th home run.

The game capped 5 1/2 hours of baseball as New Britain and Portland split a doubleheader. The teams will not get much sleep, meeting at noon today.

For more on Tuesday's first game, see the Press Herald.

The parent club played in Philadelphia and could do nothing against Cliff Lee in a 5-0 loss. Vince Worley (2-1, 2.83 ERA) takes a crack at the Red Sox tonight. Boston counters with John Lackey (5-6, 7.36).

I'll check in later from Hadlock.



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