Chad De La Guerra hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Portland Sea Dogs added three runs in the ninth to rally for a 5-1 win over the Trenton Thunder in an Eastern League game delayed by rain Friday night in Trenton, New Jersey.

The Sea Dogs were held to three hits through seven innings and trailed 1-0, but Jeremy Rivera drew a two-out walk in the eighth, and De La Guerra followed with a drive to right for his ninth home run of the season.

In the ninth, the Sea Dogs loaded the bases with a walk, a double by Tate Matheny and a hit batter. Josh Ockimey scored on a wild pitch, and two more runs crossed the plate on a throwing error after a grounder by Austin Rei.

Matt Gorst got the win with four scoreless innings in relief of Kyle Hart, who pitched five innings before a rain delay.

JUNIOR LEGION: Teddy Norton went 3 for 4 with three RBI to lead Yarmouth to a 7-4 win over Fairfield in the Junior Legion tournament at Bangor.

EPBL: Tony Holton went 4 for 5 with two RBI and a run scored, and Nick McHugh added two hits, two RBI and a run scored as the Old Orchard Beach Surge cruised past the New York Bucks (22-10) 11-1 at Canton, New York.

John Tierney and Daniel Dominguez each finished with two hits for Old Orchard Beach (14-19).

AMERICAN LEGION: Glen Guerrette hit an RBI single in the third to give Augusta a 3-0 lead, which was enough to defeat Staples Crossing 4-2 in a six-inning game shorted by rain at Gorham.

Shane McNeill led Staples Crossing with three hits.

Augusta will move on to play in the state tournament in Bangor on Saturday.

NECBL: Nick Howie was 2 for 4 with two runs scored and four RBI, including a three-run homer in the top of the first inning to help lead the Sanford Mainers (20-17) to a 10-7 win over the Muskrats (13-26) at Laconia, New Hampshire.

Jonathan White, John Rizer and Shane Marshall each drove in a run for Sanford.


TOUR DE FRANCE: Geraint Thomas increased his hold on the yellow jersey in the final mountain stage, and Sky teammate and four-time champion Chris Froome lost his spot on the podium.

Slovenian rider Primoz Roglic won the 125-mile 19th leg through the Pyrenees with an attack on the dangerous descent from the Col d’Aubisque.

With the help of a 6-second bonus for finishing second in the stage, Thomas increased his lead over Tom Dumoulin to 2 minutes, 5 seconds.

One key stage remains – a 31-kilometer individual time trial through the Basque country on Saturday – before the mostly ceremonial finish in Paris on Sunday.


ATLANTA OPEN: John Isner advanced to the semifinals for the ninth straight year, beating Mischa Zverev 7-5, 4-6, 6-1.

Seeking his fifth victory at Atlantic Station in the last six years, the top-seeded Isner set up a match against fourth-seeded Matthew Ebden, who beat Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-2.


FOOTBALL: Alabama Coach Nick Saban got a new eight-year deal worth at least $74.4 million, which would appear to make Saban again college football’s highest-paid coach based on annual salary.


NHL: The Washington Capitals re-signed right winger Tom Wilson to a $31.02 million, six-year deal.

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