ERIE, Pa.

The Portland Sea Dogs (30-35) had to deal with a rain delay, but that didn’t hold back the offense as Portland rolled to a 12-6 Eastern League win over the Erie SeaWolves on Monday in the opening of a three-game series.

Portland had a 6-3 lead in the bottom of the third inning when play was stopped. Teddy Stankiewicz (ND) did return to the game, working just 2 2/3 innings.

Jake Drehoff (W, 1-0) pitched a career-high 4 1/3 innings on two hits, two runs and seven strikeouts. Drehoff allowed a two-run homer to Grayson Greiner, the first batter he faced, but retired the final nine hitters.

The Sea Dogs batted around for the second time on the trip, picking up seven hits against Artie Lewicki (L, 4-3) in the second. Henry Urrutia knocked in the first run of the series with a single. During a run of five straight hits, Jake Romanski, Jake DePew and Danny Mars picked up RBIs. Tzu-Wei Lin delivered a sacrifice fly and Rafael Devers capped off the scoring with a triple.

Erie scored five times in the third off Stankiewicz and Drehoff.

Portland scored three in the fifth inning, receiving a two-run double by Josh Tobias. Nick Longhi and Devers each homered late in the game. Longhi has homered in consecutive games and Devers has hit a home run in four of his last six starts.

Jake Cosart closed out the win with two scoreless innings. Portland received an RBI and hit from eight of its nine starters. Mars had three hits for the second straight game.

Game 2 of the series is tonight at 7:05 p.m.

The Sea Dogs return home from June 23-29. Tickets are available at seadogs.com, or by calling 879-9500.



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