B-Mets Walk Home Winning Run, Drop Fifth Straight

Mike Cox walked Dustin Brisson with the bases loaded to end Saturday night's game between the Binghamton Mets and the Portland Sea Dogs. Portland's Kevin Youkilis trotted home to end the game in the bottom of the tenth inning and send Binghamton to their fifth straight loss.

Binghamton got on the board first when Chris Basak launched his third homerun of the season, a solo shot in the fourth inning off of Portland starter Tim Kester to give the B-Mets a 1-0 lead.

But Portland came right back with a round tripper of its own. In the bottom of the fourth, Tony Shrager did Basak one better, connecting on a two-run homer off of Binghamton's Neal Musser.

The blast gave Portland a 2-1 lead that they would increase in the next inning. In the fifth, Carlos Leon singled home Jeremy Owens. Leon then scored on Youkilis' sacrifice fly to put Portland up 4-1.

Binghamton battled back to tie it with a run in the sixth and two more in the seventh. The game would stay tied after the ninth forcing extra innings.

Tim Lavigne (1-2) walked Youkilis to start off the Portland rally. With two outs and the bases loaded, Lavigne came out of the game for Cox, who walked Brisson to end the game.

Lavigne was charged with the loss after pitching 2 1/3 innings in relief. He allowed a run on one hit and three walks while striking out four.

Charlie Weatherby (1-0) grabbed the win for Portland, pitching two perfect innings and racking up a pair of strikeouts.

The loss was Binghamton's fifth, and dropped them to nine games behind first-place Portland in the Eastern League's North Division. The B-Mets are in fourth place in the division.

The final game of the three-game set with Portland is on Sunday at 1:00 pm, after which Binghamton finally returns home to face the Harrisburg Senators. Binghamton is currently 1-6 on the road trip with just one game remaining.



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