Fisher Cats’ win streak snapped by Portland
New Hampshire starter Deck McGuire (2-4) suffered the loss. In six-plus innings, he allowed nine hits, four earned runs and three walks on 86 pitches. He fanned three.
McGuire exited the game after allowing a lead-off single and walk in the seventh inning. Reliever Tyson Brummett retired the first two batters he faced, but walked Travis Shaw to load the bases. Spring followed with his bases-clearing double to left field.
Keith Couch (2-1) got the win in relief and Brock Huntzinger gained his ninth season save for the Sea Dogs.
The series resumes tonight at 6 p.m. with New Hampshire sending righty Ryan Tepera (4-3, 3.76) to the hill against Portland righty Matt Barnes (3-1, 4.62).