The 2018 New Hampshire Fisher Cats didn't own the market on sons of former major leaguers. The 2019 Portland Sea Dogs have one, too.
Tate Matheny, the son of former big league player and manager Mike Matheny, hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning and finished with three runs batted in, helping the Sea Dogs past the Fisher Cats 11-5 on Friday night in an Eastern League game at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester.
Joey Curletta and Jerry Downs also homered for Portland, and leadoff hitter Jarren Duran had a double and three singles for the visitors, who finished with 14 hits. Their big inning was a six-run fifth, capped by Downs' two-run shot.
Portland starter Matthew Kent (4-2) worked six innings, allowing three runs and all nine New Hampshire hits. Justin Dillon (1-2) took the loss.
The teams are scheduled to play again tonight at 7.