Tate Matheny hit a grand slam during a seven-run fourth inning Monday, Chad De La Guerra homered twice and the Portland Sea Dogs beat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 8-6 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

New Hampshire (44-31) took a 4-0 lead in the third on two-run homers by Cavan Biggio and Bo Bichette, but Matheny’s grand slam tied it in the fourth.

Danny Mars put Portland (29-46) ahead with an RBI single, then De La Guerra followed with a two-run home run to make it 7-4. De La Guerra added a solo home run in the sixth.

Dedgar Jimenez allowed four runs and struck out five in five innings to earn the win.

AMERICAN LEGION: Hunter Owen struck out 15 in 61/3 no-hit innings as Yankee Ford rolled past Post 86, 8-2, in Cumberland.

Yankee Ford broke the game open with three runs in the sixth on consecutive singles from Owen, Will Prescott and Cam Johnson to make it 8-1.

Brady Lambert drove in two runs, Ethan Daigneault and Nick Hooper each doubled and Cole Post held on to beat Staples Crossing 9-8 in a Zone 3 game in South Berwick.

Shane MacNeill tripled and Bryce Cantin drove in two runs for Staples Crossing.

NECBL: William Honza hit a two-run home run in the second inning, Cam Walsh drove in two runs and the Plymouth Pilgrims (10-6) held on to beat the Sanford Mainers (9-7) 6-5 at Goodall Park in Sanford.

Sanford trailed 6-2 in the seventh, but Tyler Solomon hit a solo shot in the seventh and Brad Czerniejewski hit one in the eighth to cut the lead to two.

An RBI single from Jonathan White in the ninth made it 6-5, but Carmine Pagano struck out with two men on base to end the game.

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES: Game 1 of the College World Series finals between Arkansas and Oregon State has been postponed until Tuesday night because of severe weather in the Omaha area.

Rain fell most of the day Monday, and officials announced late in the afternoon that the game would be delayed. The decision to postpone came 90 minutes after the scheduled first pitch.

Game 2 in the best-of-three series between Arkansas (47-19) and Oregon State (53-11-1) is set for Wednesday. Game 3 would be Thursday if necessary.


EASTBOURNE INTERNATIONAL: After his first win in nearly a year, Andy Murray wasn’t ready to commit to playing at Wimbledon next week.

Murray beat Stan Wawrinka 6-1, 6-3 in Eastbourne, England in the second match of his comeback from long-term hip problems.

He said if he believes his body can handle Grand Slam best-of-five-set matches, then he’ll play at Wimbledon, where he’s won twice.

WIMBLEDON: Tomas Berdych, the 2010 Wimbledon runner-up, has pulled out of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament because of a bad back.


U.S. MEN’S TEAM: The U.S. men’s soccer team has finalized exhibitions against Brazil, England and Italy, though it remains uncertain when the Americans’ new coach will be in place.

The U.S. will play Brazil on Sept. 7 at East Rutherford, New Jersey, four days before a previously announced match against Mexico at Nashville, Tennessee.

The Americans will play England at London’s Wembley Stadium on Nov. 15 and face Italy five days later at a site to be determined. The U.S. Soccer Federation also said the team will play two home matches in October.

Bruce Arena quit as coach last October after the Americans failed to qualify for the World Cup and missed the tournament for the first time since 1986.

– Staff and news services