Brendan Cellucci came on with two on and nobody out in the ninth inning Wednesday and helped the visiting Portland Sea Dogs escape with a 5-4 victory against the Reading Fightin Phils.

Portland (32-26) moved one game ahead of Hartford, which lost at home to Akron, for the division lead.

After Felix Cepeda gave up a single and walk to start the bottom of the ninth, Cellucci came on to get a pop to first and two fly balls to right field to end the game.

Elih Marrero hit a two-run homer to give Portland a 4-2 lead in the fourth, one of his two hits. Kristian Campbell, Blaze Jordan and Phillip Sykes added two hits each in the 11-hit offense for Portland. Jordan extended his hitting streak 1o 18 games.

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