ERIE, PA — The Erie SeaWolves (41-69) had gone 120 games without a shutout, but that changed on Tuesday night, shutting out the Portland Sea Dogs (40-70), 3-0 in the series opener at Jerry Uht Park.

Michael Fulmer (7-2) tossed 6 2/3 innings on just two hits in his Tigers organizational debut to earn the win for Erie. Fulmer issued two walks, fanned six, and allowed all four baserunners with twos.

Mike McCarthy (6-5) tied a career-high with 7 innings pitched, but took the loss for Portland. McCarthy allowed a pair of two-out RBI singles to James Robbins. Erie added the third run in the eighth inning on a sac-fly by Jacoby Jones off Heri Quevedo.

Slade Smith relieved Fulmer in the seventh and worked 1 1/3 innings to earn his third hold of the season. Matt Crouse pitched the ninth for his first save of the season.

Carlos Asuaje, Henry Ramos, Tim Roberson and Sam Travis each had a hit for Portland, who has lost 14 of 20 to the Western Division.

The Sea Dogs and Erie SeaWolves (Tigers affiliate) continue their three-game series on Wednesday night at Jerry Uht Park. Right-hander Aaron Wilkerson makes his Double-A debut for Portland against Erie righty Tommy Collier (3-1, 3.23). Coverage on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Network begins at 6:45 p.m.

Portland’s next homestand begins on August 11 against the Erie SeaWolves. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by phone at 879-9500 or online at

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