Sea Dogs collect a sweep at Harrisburg, 9-3 and 8-3

The visiting Portland Sea Dogs used a four-run fifth inning to break a tie and went on to an 8-3 victory in the second game of a doubleheader sweep Saturday against the Harrisburg Senators. The Sea Dogs won the opener, 9-3.

In the second game, Jeremy Barfield had a pair of home runs for Portland – a solo shot in the third inning and a two-run liner in the seventh.

In the opener, Portland pulled away with a five-run fifth, including a towering three-run homer by Henry Urrutia.


NASCAR: Ryan Preece survived a green-white-checkered finish to win the Xfinity race at Iowa Speedway for his first career victory.

Preece, 26, running the second of a two-race deal in a Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, held off Kyle Benjamin on three restarts in the last 17 laps. He started on the pole.

Christopher Bell grabbed a late lead and held on to win the Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway at Long Pond, Pennsylvania.


SWEDISH OPEN: Caroline Wozniacki was taken to three sets by unseeded Elise Mertens before winning 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 at Bastad, Sweden, to advance to her second final in the event.

Seventh-seeded Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic saved 88 percent of her break points to beat Caroline Garcia 6-2, 7-5 in the other semifinal.


JIM DANDY STAKES: Good Samaritan stormed to the lead in the stretch and won at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York, a stunning victory in what was billed as a showdown between the winners of the first two legs of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.

Good Samaritan, who had never raced on dirt, beat Giuseppe the Great by 43/4 lengths as the two long shots in the race finished in front. Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming was third, Pavel fourth, and Preakness winner Cloud Computing finished last in the five-horse field in the Grade II $600,000 race.


MLS: Kei Kamara scored twice, and Juan Agudelo added a late goal in the New England Revolution’s 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Union at Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Kamara had his first multi-goal game since July 2016. He has seven goals this season.

– Staff and news service report