Curve Fall to Sea Dogs 5-2

By K.C. Kantz

Published 08/14 2013 12:32AM

Updated 08/14 2013 12:35AM

ALTOONA, BLAIR COUNTY - The Portland Sea Dogs scored five runs in the first three innings to defeat the Altoona Curve on Tuesday night, 5-2 in front of 6,002 fans at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  Adalberto Santos worked a walk against Sea Dogs starter Keith Couch in the third inning to extend his on-base streak to 17 games. 

Portland (58-63) jumped out to an early lead getting to Curve starter Casey  Sadler for single runs in the first and second innings, to take a 2-0 advantage.  The Sea Dogs broke the game open with three runs in the top half of the third inning to make it a 5-0 game.

Sadler (10-6) worked four innings allowing five runs on eight hits while walking and striking out one.  Kenn Kasparek pitched brilliantly in relief throwing three scoreless frames.  He allowed only two hits and one walk, while striking out a pair.  Kasparek has thrown 14.1 consecutive innings of scoreless relief over his last five appearances. Quinton Miller and Jason Townsend also each tossed scoreless innings in relief.     

The Curve (55-65) offense got on the board in the bottom half of the sixth inning.  Gregory Polanco began the inning with his second triple of the season to deep center field.  He later scored on an RBI groundout by Justin Howard.  Howard has driven home a run in each of his last four games.

Couch (9-3) went seven strong innings for the Sea Dogs surrendering just the one run on eight hits. 
Polanco turned in three hits for the Curve offense.  Carlos Paulino and Alex Dickerson each had a pair of hits in the defeat.  

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