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Fightin Phils beat up Sea Dogs

on Aug. 29, 2016, at 10:13 p.m.
READING, Pennsylvania — The Reading Fightin Phils scored seven runs in the second inning and grabbed the series opener from the Portland Sea Dogs 7-1 in Eastern League baseball action on Monday night at FirstEnergy Stadium. Ricardo Pinto (W, 6-6) worked seven scoreless innings on just three hits, a walk …

TV, radio sports schedule for Aug. 30, 2016

on Aug. 29, 2016, at 4:55 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE TAMPA BAY at BOSTON, 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), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 AM), WJJB Portland (96.3 FM), WPEI Portland/Saco (95.9 FM) …
Kansas City's Raul Mondesi scores before Boston Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon can apply the tag during the sixth inning Sunday night at Fenway Park in Boston.

Royals ride 8-run inning to rout of Red Sox

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 29, 2016, at 12:14 a.m.
BOSTON — The surging Kansas City Royals are getting serious about this repeating thing. No team has won the World Series two consecutive years since the New York Yankees did it in 1999 and 2000. But the 2015 champion Royals, seven games under .500 entering play on Aug. 6, are …

Trenton spoils Sea Dogs’ home finale

on Aug. 28, 2016, at 5:27 p.m.
PORTLAND | The Trenton Thunder spoiled the Portland Sea Dogs final home game of the season with a 4-3 victory in 11 innings in an Eastern League baseball contest in front of a sellout crowd of 7,368 to close out the Sea Dogs’ home schedule in 2016. The Sea …
Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (left), left fielder Chris Young (center) and right fielder Mookie Betts run off the field after defeating the Kansas City Royals Saturday night at Fenway Park in Boston.

Pedroia propels Red Sox past Royals

By Matt Kalman, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 27, 2016, at 11:26 p.m.
BOSTON — When the Boston Red Sox are in a slump, they usually turn to their league-leading offense to break them out of it. That’s what the Red Sox did Saturday night. Boston snapped a three-game losing streak by rapping out 12 hits, including three home runs, and Dustin Pedroia …

Dubon, Tavarez propel Sea Dogs by Thunder

By  none on Aug. 26, 2016, at 11:25 p.m.
PORTLAND | The Portland Sea Dogs scored three runs in the first inning and never looked back, defeating the Trenton Thunder 9-6 in Eastern League baseball action in front of 7,124 fans on Friday night at Hadlock Field. Portland got off to a hot start against Kyle Haynes (L, …

Dubon delivers for Sea Dogs in 4-3 victory

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 10:38 p.m.
PORTLAND | Mauricio Dubon hit a game-tying home run in the fifth inning and a game-winning RBI double in the seventh and the Portland Sea Dogs came from behind to defeat the Trenton Thunder 4-3 on Thursday night in an Eastern League baseball contest at Hadlock Field. Mitch Atkins …
Tampa Bay's Luke Maile slides safely into second base as  Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia drops the ball during the third inning Thursday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Slumping Mahtook lifts Rays over Red Sox

By Corey Long, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 25, 2016, at 6:18 p.m.
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — Mikie Mahtook didn’t want to know why he was being mentioned in the same sentence with Luke Scott but thankfully he won’t have to worry about it anymore. The Rays left fielder snapped an 0-for-34 slump with an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh …

Red Sox’s 11th-inning error hands Rays a win

By Greg Auman, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 25, 2016, at 12:08 a.m.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Of all the ways a game can end in extra innings, the walk-off error might be the most frustrating. The Boston Red Sox literally dropped the ball on a potential third out twice on one play and the Tampa Bay Rays walked off with a 4-3, …

Moncada propels Sea Dogs by Fisher Cats

on Aug. 23, 2016, at 11:09 p.m.
PORTLAND | Yoan Moncada ignited the Portland offense with a three-run homer and the Sea Dogs defeated the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 8-2 on Tuesday night in an Eastern League baseball contest at Hadlock Field. Moncada reached base five times with a homer and four walks. The homer is …

Fisher Cats shut out Sea Dogs

on Aug. 22, 2016, at 10:19 p.m.
PORTLAND | Conner Greene worked seven scoreless innings and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats shut out the Portland Sea Dogs 4-0 on Monday night in Eastern League baseball action at Hadlock Field. Greene (W, 5-5) matched a career-high with seven innings pitched and allowed just three hits while walking …

Sea Dogs-Mets game cancelled

on Aug. 21, 2016, at 5:42 p.m.
BINGHAMTON, New York — Sunday’s Eastern League baseball game between the Portland Sea Dogs and Binghamton Mets was cancelled on Sunday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium due to rain. Since the two teams don’t meet again this season, the game will not be made up. On Saturday night, the Sea Dogs …

Upton hits two homers as Tigers stop Sox

By Rich Shook, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 21, 2016, at 5:05 p.m.
DETROIT — A short break appears to have gotten Justin Upton back on the fast track. Upton, in his second game back from a three-game hiatus to hit the mental reset button on a disappointing season, cracked a pair of three-run home runs Sunday to lead the Detroit Tigers to …
Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) makes a catch during the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers Saturday night at Comerica Park in Detroit.

Ortiz hits two-run homer in Red Sox win over Tigers

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 21, 2016, at 1:44 a.m.
DETROIT — David Ortiz cracked a two-run home run in the fifth inning to reach 1,500 RBIs with the Red Sox and had a single that set up a third-inning run to lead Boston to a rain-prolonged 3-2 victory Saturday night over the fading Detroit Tigers. J.D. Martinez hit reliever …

TV, radio schedule for August 20-21, 2016

on Aug. 19, 2016, at 5:43 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup, 8 p.m., Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, NBCSN-TV BASEBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE World Series International elimination game, noon, 6 p.m., ESPN-TVStory continues below advertisement. US elimination game, 3 p.m., ABC-TV; 8 p.m., ESPN-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE NY METS at SAN FRANCISCO, 4 p.m., FS1-TV …

Garoppolo lifts Patriots past Bears

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 19, 2016, at 12:51 a.m.
Tom Brady missed his first scheduled preseason start with an injury suffered pregame but replacement Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 181 yards and a touchdown in the first half to lead the New England Patriots to a 23-22 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday night in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Brady, slated …

Sea Dogs salvage split against Curve

on Aug. 18, 2016, at 10:45 p.m.
PORTLAND | The Altoona Curve won the completion of a suspended game over Portland 2-1 on Thursday night, before the Sea Dogs answered with a 2-1 win in the regularly scheduled Eastern League game at Hadlock Field. The suspended game was resumed with Altoona (68-55) leading 2-0 in the …
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (right), shown during a July 30 practice, was unable to make his scheduled start in Thursday's exhibition game against Chicago after cutting his thumb on a pair of scissors prior to the game.

Pats’ Brady cuts thumb with scissors

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 18, 2016, at 10:33 p.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady missed his first scheduled preseason start after reportedly cutting his thumb prior to the Thursday night game against the Chicago Bears. Brady, slated to miss the first four regular-season games while serving his Deflategate suspension, reportedly cut his thumb on a …
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell (left) takes the ball to relieve relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa (right) in the eighth inning of Thursday's game against Detroit at Comerica Park. The Tigers won 4-3.

Tigers halt Boston’s 6-game win streak

By Rich Shook, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 18, 2016, at 4:59 p.m.
DETROIT — Brad Ausmus was thankful things worked out. The Detroit Tigers’ manager didn’t relish the thought of playing extra innings with his top two run producers out of the game. Ausmus pinch-ran for Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday and was rewarded, …

Sea Dogs earn split with Curve

on Aug. 17, 2016, at 11:07 p.m.
PORTLAND | Aneury Tavarez posted four hits on Wednesday, helping the Portland Sea Dogs split an Eastern League doubleheader against Altoona at Hadlock Field. The Sea Dogs won the opener 4-3 and the Curve bounced back for a 7-4 win in the nightcap. Portland (46-74) took game one despite …

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