MANCHESTER, N.H. — Kenny Wilson knocked in the lone run with a single in the sixth inning, giving the New Hampshire Fisher Cats a 1-0 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs on Sunday afternoon at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
The loss snapped Portland’s season-high seven-game winning streak, and gave New Hampshire its first win of the series.
Left-handed pitcher Brian Johnson (3-1) suffered the tough-luck loss, tying a career-high with seven innings pitched. Johnson scattered four hits on one run, one walk and two strikeouts.
In the sixth,Matt Newman led off with a double, advanced to third on a groundout and scored on Wilson’s single.
Lefty Richard Bleier (3-4) was superb for New Hampshire in relief of Radhames Liz, working five scoreless frames on three hits, one walk and two strikeouts. Bleier threw 40 of 63 pitches for strikes.
Randy Boone worked around a two-out single by Heiker Meneses in the ninth inning to notch his second save of the season.
Portland had six hits, but left eight runners on base, going 0-for-10 with runners-in-scoring position. DH Sean Coyle and Peter Hissey each had two hits for Portland.
Liz made his first appearance of the season for the Fisher Cats, after returning from Buffalo’s (Triple-A) disabled list. The righty tossed three scoreless on two hits.
Portland reliever Jose Valdez pitched a scoreless eighth with a strikeout.