READING, Pa.

The Portland Sea Dogs (23-25) dropped an Eastern League doubleheader to the Reading Fightin Phils (26-23) on Wednesday night at FirstEnergy Stadium.

The Fightins took the opener, 6-2, and won the nightcap with a 4-3, 13- inning walk-off win.

In the opener, Portland starter Trey Ball (1-5) yielded a career-high four homers. Tyler Viza (3-3) worked six strong innings on five hits and two runs, earning his first win this season against Portland.

Jeremy Barfield put the Sea Dogs on the board with a solo homer to leadoff the second. The homer was the second for Barfield since joining Portland on May 26.

Reading responded in its half of the second. Kyle Martin hit a two-run homer and Malquin Canelo produced an RBI double.

The homers continued in the fourth inning. Jiandido Tromp led off with a homer and Mitch Walding hit a solo shot with two outs.

Portland cut the deficit to 5-2 in the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly by Josh Tobias, but Tromp gave Reading that run back, hitting a solo home run in the sixth.

Andrew Pullin launched a leadoff, walk-off homer in the 13th inning in the second game for the Reading win.

Portland got off to a great start, scoring twice off John Richy in the first. Danny Mars and Joseph Monge set the table with singles and Rafael Devers nailed a two-run triple.

Reading got back in the game, courtesy of Angelo Mora. In the fourth, Mora knocked out Taylor Grover with a run-scoring single. In the sixth with two outs, he tied the game with a solo homer off Ty Buttrey.

Mike Olt gave the Sea Dogs a 3-2 lead in the seventh inning with a home run off Yacksel Rios. The homer was the second in the series and his seventh of the year.

But, Reading tied the game in its half of the seventh on a run-scoring double by Osmel Aguila.

The team were to conclude the four-game series this morning, beginning at 11:30 a.m.


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