Breaking bad: Fishers fall in 1st-half finale
Mike Augliera earned his first win since May 18 and Heiker Meneses belted a solo homer to lead host Portland past the Fisher Cats 6-2 Monday before 6,552 fans at Hadlock Field in the final game before the Eastern League All-Star break.
In the third inning, New Hampshire cut its deficit to 2-1 when Andy Fermin homered to right field. The Sea Dogs got the run back in the home third when Almanzar singled home Peter Hissey.
Matt Newman of New Hampshire, who had two hits, doubled in the sixth inning and scored on a sacrifice fly by Andy Burns.
In the home eighth, Roof scored on a single to right by Ryan Dent to complete the scoring for Portland, which enters the break with the best record in the circuit.
Lawrence entered the game having not allowed an earned run since May 23 against Portland, a span of 30 1/3 innings.
The Fisher Cats return home to begin an eight-game homestand after the All-Star break on Thursday night at 7:05 p.m., the first of a four-game series against Portland. Trenton will arrive in Manchester on Monday for another four-game series.
Infielder Jon Berti, relief pitcher Randy Boone and reliever Dustin Antolin will represent New Hampshire in Wednesday’s Double-A all-star game in Altoona, Pa.
Boone was voted in by the fans, one of 12 Eastern Division players voted in.