Sale shines against Fisher Cats

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Chris Sale. Promotional photo/Portland Sea Dogs.

PORTLAND, MAINE – The Portland Sea Dogs had plenty of offense on Thursday night but didn’t particularly need it as seven-time Major League All-Star Chris Sale shined in his rehab assignment against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, winning 15-4.

Sale limited the Fisher Cats to just one run off four hits, striking out seven New Hampshire batters what was a four-inning start.

After Sale’s departure, Cam Eden went deep for the ‘Cats in the fifth with a solo homer to narrow Portland’s lead down to 3-2. However, Portland’s bats picked up where Sale’s arm left off, putting runs across the board in each of the remaining innings, including four home runs to counter Eden’s.

Eden had two hits for New Hampshire, while Chris Bec, Rafael Lantigua, John Aiello and Davis Schneider each recorded doubles.

On the mound, New Hampshire sent out seven pitchers after the start  of newcomer Yosver Zuleta didn’t last past the second inning.

New Hampshire (31-41) will try again on Friday with first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m. The Fisher Cats will send Trent Palmer (0-1, 4.50 ERA) against Brett Kennedy (1-3, 4.65 ERA)

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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.