ERIE, Pa.

The Portland Sea Dogs (31- 36) snapped a 2-2 tie with two runs in the ninth inning and held on to beat the Erie Sea- Wolves (34-37), 4-2, Thursday afternoon at UPMC Park in Eastern League action.

Portland finished the road trip 3-6, but took two of three in Erie.

The Sea Wolves loaded the bases in the ninth inning, but Williams Jerez (2-0) retired Tim Remes on a flyout to end the game. Jerez worked 1 2/3 innings on two hits and three strikeouts to earn the win.

Jeremy Barfield knocked in the game-winning RBI with a single in the Sea Dogs’ ninth. Barfield scored Tzu-Wei Lin, who finished the game 5-for-5 — his first career five-hit game. Mike Olt added the final run with a two-out, run-scoring single.

Erie stranded 15 runners and finished 3-for-16 with runners-in-scoring position.

Trey Ball took a no-decision, working five strong innings on one run and tied a season-high with seven strikeouts for Portland.

Erie took a 1-0 lead in the first on Dominic Ficociello’s RBI single.

Portland grabbed the lead in the fifth inning off starter Myles Jaye. Lin and Rafael Devers produced the first run with back-to-back triples. Henry Urrutia lined an RBI single to right.

Erie tied the game in the eighth inning off Jacob Dahlstrand. Logan Watkins nailed a run-scoring single to right.

Portland collected 15 hits and finished the season 5-1 against Erie. The ’Dogs are 7-8 during an 18-game stretch against the Western Division.

The Sea Dogs are off today and open up a seven-game homestand on Friday night against the Harrisburg Senators at Hadlock Field. Tickets are available at seadogs.com, or 879-9500.


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