Friday, April 18, 2014
Portland Sea Dogs first baseman Anthony Rizzo lined a double into right field with one out in the ninth inning, breaking up a no-hit bid by the Harrisburg Senators Monday night at Hadlock Field.
Harrisburg starter Aaron Thompson held the Sea Dogs without a hit for six innings, but then left when his pitch count reached 96. Two relievers retired six straight batters. Closer Zech Zinicola struck out Luis Exposito to begin the ninth, but then Rizzo connected on a fastball.
The Sea Dogs lost 3-0.
Jeremy Kehrt (1-4, 2.97) pitched OK for the Dogs (5 IP, 5 H, 1 R [0 ER] 2 BB, 5 K).
Will have more on the Red Sox (Victor Martinez appears headed for the DL) and the other minor league teams later.Tweet
Kevin Thomas covers baseball and basketball for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He wisely moved to Maine in 1994 after working for the St. Petersburg Times. He is married to Nancy and they have nine children.
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