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Nunez with a Career-High 4 RBI in a 9-6 Loss at Harrisburg

July 21, 2019 - Eastern League (EL) - Portland Sea Dogs News Release

Harrisburg, PA - CF Michael A. Taylor hit two homers and drove in five runs, lifting the Harrisburg Senators (11-18, 53-46) to a 9-6 win over the Portland Sea Dogs (14-17, 41-57) on Sunday afternoon at FNB Field. Portland finished the trip 4-3 and split the four-game set with the Senators.

Steven Fuentes (4-4) worked five innings on three hits and two runs to earn the win for Harrisburg. Matthew Kent (4-3) suffered the loss for Portland, giving up six runs (four earned) over five innings. Aaron Barrett pitched a scoreless ninth for his 20th save of the season.

Harrisburg built their four-run lead early in the game against Kent. Taylor doubled and scored in the first. In the second, Nick Banks nailed a run-scoring double, and Taylor hit a two-run homer in the third.

Portland cut the deficit in the fourth inning against Fuentes. Marcus Wilson led off with a walk and scored on the double from Tate Matheny. Jhon Nunez knocked in the second run with a ground out.

The Senators scored twice in the fifth inning. Drew Ward lined an RBI single, and Ian Sagdal scored on a passed ball. Portland responded with a two-spot against reliever Aaron Fletcher. Nunez knocked in his second run with a fielder's choice, and Jarren Duran lined an RBI single.

Taylor did it again in the sixth inning, launching a three-run homer against Dedgar Jimenez to give Harrisburg a 9-4 advantage.

Nunez cracked a two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning off Jacob Condra-Bogan. The 4 RBI performance was a career-high for Nunez.

The Sea Dogs open up a seven-game homestand on Monday night against the Hartford Yard Goats (Rockies affiliate) at Hadlock Field. RHP Konner Wade (2-3, 3.13) makes his sixth start of the season against Hartford's LHP Matt Whitehouse (1-1, 8.35). First pitch on Monday is 7:00 PM.

Radio coverage on the WPEI U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network begins at 6:45 PM with the Ravin Family Dental Pre-Game Show. The game is available on the tune-in app and MiLB.TV.

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