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Fisher Cats win seventh straight
New Hampshire Fisher Cats Marcus Walden was the starting pitcher last night against the Portland Sea Dogs at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester. (Bruce Preston / Union Leader)
The Fisher Cats stretched their winning streak to seven games with their 5-1 victory over Portland on Tuesday night. It was the fifth consecutive loss for the Sea Dogs.New Hampshire starting pitcher Marcus Walden earned the win by pitching eight innings.
Portland starter Bobby Lanigan (3-2) took the loss. He pitched four innings and allowed all five runs on six hits.
Center fielder Adam Loewen hit a two-run home run for the Fisher Cats, who did all of their scoring in the second inning.
Portland's scoreless streak ended at 32 innings when third baseman Gavin Cecchini hit a solo home run in the sixth.
The teams are scheduled to play the final game of their three-game series tonight (7:05). Ryan Tepera (7-6, 4.29) is scheduled to start on the mound for New Hampshire. Keith Couch (6-2, 3.64) is Portland's scheduled starter.