April 24, 2019
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Strong start propels Senators by Sea Dogs

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Harrisburg Senators scored nine runs in the first inning to win their fifth straight game over the Portland Sea Dogs 12-1 Saturday night at Metro Bankbyl Park.

Portland falls to 2-3 on its six-game Pennsylvania trip.

Harrisburg sent 14 men to the plate against losing pitcher Mike McCarthy (6-7) and Kyle Kaminska. Dan Uggla, on an MLB rehab assignment, went 2-for-2 in the inning with a two-run homer and a two-run single.

At one point, the Senators had six straight singles and finished the frame with nine hits. Cutter Dykstra, Brian Jerolman and Drew Vettleson had run-scoring singles in the first.

Austin Voth (5-6) earned the win for the Senators, tossing five innings on five hits, one run, one walk and six strikeouts. Portland got its lone run off Voth in the fourth on an RBI single from Dustin Lawley.

Harrisburg’s bullpen pitched four scoreless on just two hits.

Kaminska was strong in relief of McCarthy, working 4 ⅔ innings on four hits and the lone run came on a solo homer by Denard Span, who was also on an MLB rehab assignment.

Portland’s Carlos Aguaje went 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to a season-high eight games. Oscar Tejeda picked up his second straight multi-hit game, going 2-for-4.


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