PORTLAND, Maine – Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia took three at-bats at Hadlock Field on Wednesday night as part of the Portland Sea Dogs 3-1 win over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
Pedroia came home on a Joey Curletta sixth-inning double, negating Santiago Espinal’s RBI single for New Hampshire in the fourth.
It took Bobby Dalbec’s two-run homer in the eighth to break the deadlock for Portland, with the Fisher Cats’ anemic hitting provided no response in New Hampshire’s final set of outs.
Espinal was the only Fisher Cat with more than one hit, finishing 2-for-4 with a walk. Dalbec finished 3-for-4 on the night.
Perhaps overshadowed by Pedroia or Dalbec’s performance, Denyi Reyes kept New Hampshire’s bats in check, allowing just five hits in seven innings, striking out five in the process.
Reyes left with a no decision as Durbin Feltman pitched the eighth to get the win. Adam Lau notched his second save of the year after completing the ninth.
Andrew Sopko also pitched a strong game, giving up just three hits in a five-inning performance.
The two teams complete the series at 11 a.m. on Thursday as New Hampshire’s Patrick Murphy (0-4, 4.55 ERA) takes on Tanner Houck (3-1, 4.62 ERA)