After dropping the first game of a doubleheader, the Sea Dogs returned to their clubhouse, pulled off their white jerseys and donned the navy blue tops they use for batting practice.

Which is how the visiting Binghamton Mets treated both games.

The Mets banged out 20 hits in 14 innings to sweep the Sea Dogs 11-7 and 7-1 Tuesday night at Hadlock Field.

The first game was the resumption of Monday’s suspended contest, halted in the second inning because of rain. The nightcap began half an hour after the first and was shortened to seven innings.

The only lead of the night for the Sea Dogs came shortly after the first game resumed at 5 p.m., before most of the announced crowd of 2,577 had arrived. Oscar Tejeda’s two-out, two-run double put the Sea Dogs on top 4-2.

Jonathan Aro, pitching in relief of Monday’s starter Luis Diaz, took the mound in the top of the third with a 2-0 record and 0.78 earned-run average.

The first nine batters Aro faced Tuesday reached base. Three hits, a walk, a hit batsman and a pair of Portland errors contributed to a five-run outburst. The pivotal moment came with two runners in motion and a sinking line drive headed just to the right of shortstop Mike Miller.

Had Miller caught the liner, he could have flipped to second baseman Carlos Asuaje to double off Binghamton base runner Josh Rodriguez and, in all likelihood, Asuaje could have relayed to first for a triple play, something the Sea Dogs have never done at Hadlock Field.

“If we get a triple play there, that could change the whole course of the game,” said Sea Dogs third baseman Jantzen Witte. “Instead, they get a huge inning. That’s just baseball. It’s a perfect game how close that all these plays can be.”

Miller did not succeed with his backhand attempt. The ball caromed off his glove and into left field to open the floodgates, with the big hit a two-run single by Xorge Carrillo.

Mets Manager Pedro Lopez said the runners had taken off on their own.

“I’m kind of glad it worked out,” Lopez said, “but that’s a dangerous play. I talked to Josh about that. If (Miller) had been able to make that play, that could have been a triple play easy. When I saw that, I was like, ‘Oh, Lord.’ ”

Binghamton tacked on two more in the fourth on doubles by Jayce Boyd and Dustin Lawley and a sacrifice fly by Carrillo. Madison Younginer relieved Aro (whose ERA ballooned to 3.07) and gave up a two-run double to Gavin Cecchini before retiring 10 of the last 11 Binghamton batters to hold the Mets scoreless over the final three innings.

The Sea Dogs had one more chance at history. Witte, who ripped an RBI triple to right in the fourth and an RBI single in the sixth, had doubled in the first inning Monday night. He came up in the eighth needing a home run to become only the fourth player in franchise history to hit for the cycle.

“It’s funny,” Witte said, “the inning before I was talking to David Chester and said, ‘Oh man, I’m a home run away from that.’ And then when I stepped in the box I completely forgot about it.”

His bat never left his shoulder. Two called strikes followed by four balls earned him his second walk of the game. Not until first-base coach Joe Thurston said something did Witte realize he had missed his opportunity.

“I try to keep my approach at the plate pretty simple,” said Witte, who is batting a torrid .377 this season. “So that’s not something I was thinking about while I was hitting.”

In the nightcap, Binghamton jumped on Sea Dogs starter Mike Augliera early. Cecchini led off the game with a double and scored on a two-out single by Anderlin Rodriguez. Augliera’s next three pitches all were sharply hit.

Lawley sent a 404-foot home run over the left-field wall. Endy Pina lined a single to left. Jairo Perez doubled to left to make it 4-0.

Binghamton added three more in the second. Cecchini singled. Jared King flared one to right. Rodriguez doubled. Lawley lofted a sacrifice fly.

The Sea Dogs, meanwhile, managed only one hit in four innings off Mets starter Jake Kuebler, a leadoff single by Blake Tekotte. Their only run came in the sixth when Reed Gragnani walked, took two bases on a passed ball when Binghamton catcher Albert Cordero had trouble finding the ball, and scored on a wild pitch by reliever Beck Wheeler.

Portland’s only other hit was a double by Keury De La Cruz to greet Wheeler in the fifth.

NOTES: The Sea Dogs have turned one triple play in their 21-year history and it came last April in Binghamton … The three Sea Dogs to hit for the cycle: Cory Keylor (2007), Ross Gload (2000) and Cesar Crespo (2000). Gload’s cycle came in an exhibition with the visiting Florida Marlins, then Portland’s parent club.