TRENTON, N.J. — Kyle Higashioka lined a homer to left field with one out in the bottom of the eighth, providing the winning run during the Trenton Thunder’s 3-2 Eastern League victory over the Portland Sea Dogs on Tuesday night.

Higashioka had drawn a first-inning bases-loaded walk to score Tyler Wade with the first run of the game. Mark Payton followed with a groundout to score Dustin Fowler with the second run of the inning.

Portland tied the game in the sixth off Ronald Herrera. Mauricio Dubon worked a one-out walk and scored on Andrew Benintendi’s triple to deep center. Nate Freiman tied the game with a single to left.

Sea Dogs starter Mitch Atkins gave up two runs in the first, but allowed just one hit and one walk over the next five innings while retiring the final 10 batters.

Tyler Jones (5-2) earned the win for Trenton, tossing two scoreless innings with one hit and three strikeouts.

Williams Jerez (1-5) surrendered the homer to Higashioka and took the loss.

Jonathan Holder worked a perfect ninth for his 10th save of the year.