Roof rallies Sea Dogs by Mets in ninth

on July 22, 2014, at 11 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs scored three runs in the third, but saved the best for last and used a run in the bottom half of the ninth to down the Binghamton Mets 4-3 Tuesday night. The fifth walk-off win of the season sends the Sea Dogs (66-37) …
Boston's Stephen Drew throws his bat after striking out against the Toronto Blue Jays in the sixth inning Tuesday night in Toronto. The Blue Jays won 7-3.

Blue Jays snap Boston’s five-game winning streak

By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange on July 22, 2014, at 10:32 p.m.
TORONTO — Jose Reyes and Dioner Navarro homered in the sixth inning and J.A. Happ pitched six shutout innings on Tuesday night as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Boston Red Sox 7-3. The Blue Jays (52-49) snapped a five-game winning streak by the Red Sox (47-53) by taking the …

Burns leads Motor City by Penquis; Bangor up next

on July 22, 2014, at 9:37 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Tom Burns recorded an eight-inning shutout to lift No. 5 Motor City by No. 4 Penquis 11-0 in the Zone 1 American Legion baseball play-in game Tuesday night at Husson University’s Winkin Complex. Motor City (8-11) advanced to a first-round game at 7 p.m. Wednesday against No. …

Sports briefs for July 22, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on July 22, 2014, at 6:55 p.m.
Former Red Sox players set camp fundraisers in Oakland Former Boston Red Sox players Jim Lonborg, Bill Lee and Mike Torrez will be among 14 Major League Baseball alumni hosting an opening day clinic on Monday for the girls and boys at the New England Baseball Camp on McGrath Pond …

local sports results for July 22, 2014

on July 22, 2014, at 10:26 a.m.
Legion baseball ZONE 1 STANDINGS (Final) 1. Bangor 16-2, 2. Trenton 13-5, 3. Brewer 13-5, 4. Penquis 9-9, 5. Motor City 7-11, 6. Hampden 3-15, 7. Waldo 2-16 Zone 1 Tourney At Husson, Bangor Tuesday, July 22 Game 1: No. 5 Motor City 11, No. 4 Penquis 0 (8 inns.) …
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester sits in the dugout during a game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium last month.

Red Sox surge might keep Lester off the market

By The Sports Exchange on July 22, 2014, at 10:24 a.m.
BOSTON — When Jon Lester pitches the way he did Sunday, the way he pitched for so much of this season, it is hard to imagine the Boston Red Sox not making sure they keep him beyond this season. So far, however, no contract. Talks were tabled. There even was …

Sea Dogs rally past Mets in seventh

on July 22, 2014, at 12:18 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs broke a tie with two runs in the seventh and downed the Binghamton Mets 6-4 in the opener of a three-game series, Monday night at Hadlock Field. The Sea Dogs (65-37) held a 3-1 lead, heading into the seventh inning, but Brandon Nimmo …

Falmouth edges Bronco at state Little League tourney

on July 21, 2014, at 9:38 p.m.
Falmouth moved into control of the Little League Baseball state tournament for 11- and 12-year-olds Monday with a 6-5 victory over Bronco Little League of Hampden in a winners’ bracket game at Biddeford. Falmouth remains undefeated in the double-elimination event and needs just one more victory to win the state …

Curacao secures SLWS berth

By Ernie Clark on July 21, 2014, at 7:45 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A familiar entry has become the fourth team to qualify for this year’s Senior League World Series. The Pariba Little League from Willemstad, Curacao, went undefeated in five games to win the Latin America qualifying tournament that concluded Saturday in Panama. Curacao finished 3-0 in pool play …
Bangor's Justin Courtney pitches during the American Legion game against Hampden in Hampden on June 26, 2013.

Bangor earns top seed for Zone 1 American Legion baseball tournament

By Ernie Clark on July 21, 2014, at 11:49 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Monday evening’s final slate of regular-season games in the American Legion Zone 1 baseball ranks could have offered plenty of potential chaos given that postseason play is scheduled less than 24 hours later at Husson University. Figuring out any and all possible tie-breaking scenarios as any season …

tv radio sports schedule for July 23, 2014

on July 21, 2014, at 9:24 a.m.
BASEBALL, LEGION BANGOR vs. winner of PENQUIS vs. MOTOR CITY, 7 p.m., WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at TORONTO, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WSYY Millinocket (94.9 FM), …

Brewer baseball team improves to 12-5 in Zone 1 American Legion

on July 20, 2014, at 9:26 p.m.
The Brewer Falcons surged to a 12-5 record in Zone 1 American Legion baseball over the weekend after picking up two wins on Saturday and one on Friday. The Falcons beat Trenton 4-1 on Saturday in Blue Hill and then traveled to their Heddericg Field in Brewer where they edged …

Fisher Cats rally by Sea Dogs in ninth

on July 20, 2014, at 7:01 p.m.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Portland Sea Dogs held an advantage in the ninth, but the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (47-53) plated a pair in the final inning and walked off with the 3-2 win Sunday afternoon at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. The Sea Dogs (64-37) led 2-1 from the fifth …
Boston's David Ross (3) is congratulated after a two-run home run against the Kansas City Royals in the fourth inning at Fenway Park in Boston Sunday. The Red Sox won 6-0.

Lester sharp again as surging Red Sox blank Royals

By The Sports Xchange on July 20, 2014, at 6:34 p.m.
BOSTON — Jon Lester pitched eight shutout innings as the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 6-0 on Sunday afternoon to complete a three-game sweep. The left-handed Lester, making his first appearance since pitching one inning in the All-Star Game, improved to 10-7 and lowered his ERA to …

TV, radio schedule for July 19-20, 2014

on July 20, 2014, at 5:55 a.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING IndyCar, Honda Indy Toronto, race 1, 3 p.m., NBCSN-TV NASCAR Nationwide Series, 300, 8:30 p.m., ESPN2-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE KANSAS CITY at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 …
Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes (5) high fives second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) after defeating the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park in Boston Saturday night.

De La Rosa, Napoli lead Red Sox past Royals

By Matthew Carroll, The Sports Xchange on July 19, 2014, at 11:18 p.m.
BOSTON — Rubby De La Rosa pitched seven sharp innings and Mike Napoli homered to lead the surging Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. Napoli, Boston’s first baseman, had two hits and a walk and scored two runs. He hit a …

Ellsworth Junior League all-stars beat South Portland to capture state title

on July 19, 2014, at 10:36 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Ellsworth rebounded from two losses and erupted for six first-inning runs to knock off top seed South Portland 10-4 in the Junior League all-star baseball state championship Sunday at Mansfield Stadium. Ellsworth advances to the Eastern Regional on Wednesday, July 30 in Freehold, New Jersey. Jared Hamilton …
Legendary Maine college baseball coach John Winkin died Saturday at age 94.

Legendary Maine college baseball coach John Winkin dies at 94

By Larry Mahoney, BDN Staff on July 19, 2014, at 8:17 p.m.
When John Winkin was coaching the University of Maine’s baseball team, he was jogging with veteran broadcaster George Hale in South Carolina during a baseball trip. Hale asked him when he was going to retire. Winkin ignored the question and they kept jogging. A little while later, Hale posed the …

Road woes continue for Sea Dogs

on July 18, 2014, at 10:45 p.m.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — The New Hampshire Fisher Cats made it two straight wins in the series, beating the Portland Sea Dogs 7-4 Friday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Portland has lost seven straight road games, but still holds the best record in the Eastern League (63-36). New Hampshire’s Matt …

Bronco LL opens with victory over Waldo in state tourney

on July 18, 2014, at 9:21 p.m.
BIDDEFORD — Jackson Thayer allowed only three hits and struck out seven to help Bronco Little League open with an 8-0 victory over Waldo Country in the Little League state baseball tourney for ages 11-12 Friday. Wyatt Harriman sparked the offense for Bronco of Hampden with a home run and …
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