NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — The Portland Sea Dogs (22-13) held on for a 3-2 Eastern League baseball win over the New Britain Rock Cats (20-17) on Sunday afternoon at New Britain Stadium.

With the victory, Portland managed a split of the fourgame set, and hasn’t lost a series on the road this season (4-0-1).

The series finale ended in dramatic fashion. Brock Huntzinger allowed a two-out single to Danny Santana, which hit the first-base bag and rolled down the rightfield line. Travis Shaw tracked it down and threw to Huntzinger at first base, nailing Santana, who took a wide turn around first. Huntzinger made it 8-for-8 in save chances, recording the final five outs.

Anthony Ranaudo (5-1) became the third five-game winner in the Eastern League. The former standout at LSU hurled six scoreless frames on three hits, three walks and five strikeouts. Ranaudo stranded five runners.

New Britain lefty Logan Darnell (3-2) worked a seasonhigh eight innings on 10 hits and three runs to take the loss.

Portland scored in its first at-bat as Troy Thomas singled in Shannon Wilkerson, who had doubled.

Matt Spring began a fourhit game by clobbering a solohomer in the second inning to give Portland a 2-0 lead.

Spring delivered in the fourth, following a Kolbrin Vitek double, with a bloopdouble to center field, giving the ’Dogs a 3-0 advantage.

Huntzinger got a double play to end the eighth when Dan Rohlfing lined to center field.

Shaw went 2-for-4 and nailed his professional triple in the eighth.