Alex Binelas drove in four runs with a home run and a single, leading the Portland Sea Dogs to a 6-5 win Saturday night against the Erie SeaWolves at Hadlock Field.

The Sea Dogs grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first inning, as Ceddanne Rafaela hit an RBI double and scored on a single by Binelas.

Binelas made it 6-2 with a three-run homer in the fourth.

Bryan Mata got the win despite allowing five runs – four earned – in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out six, walked five and gave up four hits.

Jacob Wallace pitched the ninth for his second save of the season.


LITTLE LEAGUE: Jacoby Harvey and Caden Karam combined on a no-hitter as Bangor defeated Brattleboro, Vermont, 3-0 in its opening game at the Little League 10-12 New England Regional in Bristol, Connecticut.

Harvey had 14 strikeouts and three walks in 51/3 innings. Karam walked two and struck out two in the sixth.

Bangor scored single in the third, fourth and fifth innings. Tyler Johnson scored on a groundout in the third, Thomas Fournier singled home Kaleb Johnson in the fourth, and Daxton Gifford scored on a wild pitch in the fifth.

Maine plays Monday against Middleboro, Massachusetts, which beat Concord, New Hampshire, 1-0. Brattleboro and Concord meet in an elimination game on Sunday.


XFINITY: Ty Gibbs won his Xfinity Series-high fifth race this year and ninth of his two-year career with a victory at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan.


The 19-year-old grandson of team owner Joe Gibbs, in the No. 54 Toyota, led 54 of the 125 laps on the 2-mile oval.

Justin Allgaier finished second, followed by Noah Gragson, who won the pole and the first two stages.

Gibbs will start sixth on Sunday in the NASCAR Cup Series race in the No. 45 Toyota for 23XI Racing, filling in for Kurt Busch, who is missing his third straight race with concussion-like symptoms.

A.J. Allmendinger was aiming for his second straight Xfinity Series win this season and second in a row at Michigan. He led seven laps before finishing seventh. Allmendinger has a 19-point lead over Allgaier in the standings.

INDYCAR: Scott McLaughlin won the second pole of his IndyCar career and Romain Grosjean and Christian Lundgaard earned their highest starting spots of the season in rain-delayed qualifying for the Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, Tennessee.

Grosjean qualified second for Andretti Autosport, and Lundgaard was a career-best third for Rahal Letterman Lanigan.



ENGLAND: Scott Parker won a battle of the former England midfielders who are now managers as his newly promoted Bournemouth marked its return to the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa.

• Jorginho’s late first-half penalty was enough to give Chelsea a 1-0 victory over Everton for the London club’s first win at Goodison Park in five visits.

• American midfielder Brenden Aaronson helped Leeds open with a 2-1 comeback win over Wolverhampton.

• Tottenham recovered quickly from going a goal down and routed Southampton, 4-1.

• New Liverpool signing Darwin Nunez came off the bench to score one goal and set up another as the Reds salvaged a 2-2 draw at promoted Fulham.


MLS: Andrew Gutman’s first goal of the season came in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time, sending host Atlanta United to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders.


CITI OPEN: Kaia Kanepi moved within one victory of her first title in nine years, overwhelming Daria Saville 6-3, 6-1 in Washington.

In the final, Kanepi will face 60th-ranked Liudmila Samsonova, who breezed past Xiyun Wang, 6-1, 6-1. The 23-year-old Samsonova is seeking her second WTA singles title. She won a hard-court event at New Haven, Connecticut, in 2017.

In the men’s tournament, Nick Kyrgios found the consistency that has long eluded him, reaching a second consecutive tournament final for the first time in his career with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over Mikael Ymer.



HOCKEY CANADA: Michael Brind’Amour has resigned as the chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors amid scrutiny of the organization for its handling of sexual assault allegations against members of previous men’s junior teams.


HAMBLETONIAN: Cool Papa Bell scored the biggest upset in the history of the Hambletonian, charging late to edge filly Joviality S by three-quarters of a length in a wild finish to the most prestigious race for 3-year-old trotters, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The stunning victory by the 52-1 shot gave trainer Jim Campbell a sweep of both the Hambletonian and the Hambletonian Oaks. It also gave up-and-coming driver Todd McCarthy his first Hambletonian win.

The colt named in honor of baseball Hall of Famer and former Negro leagues legend James Thomas Bell paid $106, $25.40 and $10.20 after trotting the mile at the Meadowlands in 1:51.3.


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