With the game tied at 3-3, Mathews led off the ninth with a single to extend his hit streak to eleven games. He went to second base on a sacrifice bunt by RF David Smith off of losing pitcher RHP Chris Smith (0-1). CF Dustin Majewski was intentionally walked before the game-winning hit by Mayorson (2-for-5) off reliever Mike James.
The Fisher Cats (7-5) had taken an early 1-0 lead on a home run by SS Sergio Santos off Portland starter RHP Charlie Zink.
Portland (5-5) came back with two runs in the top of the fifth off New Hampshire's LHP Ricky Romero. CF Jacoby Ellsbury singled home the runs to put the Sea Dogs up 2-1.
New Hampshire tied the game with two runs in the eighth inning on a two-out double off the wall in right center by Santos (2-for-3, 3 RBI).
RHP Tracy Thorpe (1-1) worked a perfect ninth to earn his first win for the Fisher Cats, who earned a split of the four-game series with Portland.
The homestand continues Monday night with the first of four games with the Binghamton Mets at 6:35pm. LHP David Purcey (2-0, 0.68) starts for New Hampshire against Mets LHP Ricardo Morales (1-0, 2.25). Fans can play USA Subs Baseball Bingo on Indian Head Athletics Student Athlete Night and Kids Eat Free at Merchantsauto.com Stadium.
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