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Lugo’s seventh homer lifts Sea Dogs to 2-1 victory

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Portland Seals

May 5, 2024 – Eastern League (EL)
Portland Sea Dogs news item

Portland, Maine – Matthew Lugo launched his seventh home run of the year, a two-run shot in the seventh inning to lift the Portland Sea Dogs (16-9) to a 2-1 victory over the Reading Fightin Phils (11-16). lift. ) on Sunday afternoon. The Sea Dogs took five of six games from the Fightin Phils.

Isaac Coffey fired 6.0 innings before Jacob Webb earned his second win and Felix Cepeda earned his fifth save. Blaze Jordan extended a fourteen-game hit streak.

Reading would get on the board first and their only run of the day would come in the top of the second inning. Baron Radcliff reached on a leadoff single, before William Simoneit reached a hit pitch. A Casey Martin sacrifice fly to center field would score Radcliff and give Reading a 1-0 lead.

In the bottom of the seventh, Nick Yorke banked a leadoff walk before Matthew Lugo came to the plate and launched his team-leading seventh homer of the season over the Maine Monster. With the two-point shot, Portland took a 2-1 lead.

In the top of the ninth, with two outs on the board, William Simoneit doubled to left field to put the tying run in scoring position. Marcus Lee Sang grounded out for the final out of the inning and Felix Cepeda closed the door with his fifth save of the season.

RHP Jacob Webb (2-0, 1.88 ERA) earned the win after throwing 2.0 scoreless innings, allowing one hit while walking one and striking out three. Felix Cepeda (5) earned the save after pitching 1.0 scoreless inning, allowing one hit and striking out one. He did not give free rein. RHP Andrew Baker (1-2, 11.88 ERA) (BS, 2) was given the loss after pitching 0.0 innings, allowing two runs on one hit while walking three.

The Sea Dogs return to Hadlock Field on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 to begin a six-game series with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. The first pitch for game one is scheduled for 6 p.m. Brayan Bello is scheduled to make an MLB rehab start for the Sea Dogs.

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