MANCHESTER, N.H. – The first two go to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

The Portland Sea Dogs and Fisher Cats opened their 22-game season series a night later than planned – thanks to a rainy Monday – at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium and New Hampshire kicked things off with a sweep Tuesday, 5-2 in seven innings and 3-2 in eight.

Portland’s win streak was snapped at two and the Sea Dogs are even at 20-20 for the season. The Fisher Cats are 16-28 and matched their season-best win streak at four.

Reliever Taylor Grover, in his third spot start of the season and fourth of his career, combined with reliever Williams Jerez on a three-hitter through seven innings for the Sea Dogs in the second game.

It wasn’t enough.

The Sea Dogs trailed 2-1 going into the seventh. They scratched out a run to tie it and send the game to extra innings.

Heiker Meneses worked a one-out walk and hustled to third on Deiner Lopez’s single up the middle. Meneses scored on Tzu-Wei Lin’s fielder’s choice.

New Hampshire loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the eighth with a single, sacrifice and another single.

Richard Urena delivered a sacrifice fly to right field, Emilio Guerrero beating the throw from Cole Sturgeon to win it.

The Fisher Cats bunched their only two hits off Grover in the third. He struck out the first two batters, but then J.C. Cardenas singled and Jonathan Davis ripped a 2-2 pitch to straightaway center field for a home run.

Portland opened the scoring with a run in the second. Sturgeon led off with a walk and Mike Olt followed with a run-scoring double down the third-base line.

Grover went four innings, struck out five and walked no one. Jerez pitched three innings and allowed an infield single, struck out three and walked one.

The Fisher Cats took a 2-0 lead in the opener on Guerrero’s two-run homer to right.

Nick Longhi’s homer to right-center, his third of the season and first since April 22, led off the fourth. He had two of Portland’s eight hits in the game.

Sea Dog starter Travis Lakins, who lasted 11/3 innings in his Double-A debut May 17, went 41/3 innings. He allowed seven hits and five runs with two strikeouts and two walks.

The Fisher Cats broke the game open in the fifth with three runs on three hits with the help of a couple of errors to push the lead to 5-1.

New Hampshire starter Jon Harris gave up singles to Longhi and Tzu-Wei Lin in the sixth but struck out Jordan Procyshen to end the threat.

Joseph Monge was hit by a pitch to open the seventh and after a flyout went to third on a Josh Tobias double. Monge scored on a wild pitch.