Dickerson has monster night for Curve
From Mirror reports
PORTLAND, Maine – The six runs that Portland scored were nothing compared to Curve right fielder Alex Dickerson’s day.
Dickerson drove in seven runs himself, including a grand slam, as the Curve beat Portland, 13-6, to win back-to-back games for the first time since May 16 and 17 before 5,259 at Hadlock Field on Sunday.
Along with the grand slam in the second, Dickerson drove in Andy Vasquez on a sacrifice fly in the third and homered in the fifth with a runner on to finish with a career-high seven RBIs.
Dickerson’s grand slam came off of Matt Barnes (3-2), who got the loss, tossing just 1 2/3 innings. It was the second grand slam of Dickerson’s professional career. He hit one in his first season in the minors on Aug. 8, 2011 in State College. Dickerson’s previous high was six RBIs with Bradenton. It was Dickerson’s third career, two home run game.
Dickerson’s seven RBIs was the first time a Curve player has recorded more than five in a game since Robbie Grossman did it against Erie on July 22, 2012.
Not to be outdone by Dickerson, Jarek Cunningham hit two home runs of his own and was just a triple shy of the cycle. Andrew Lambo also blasted his fourth homer in five games. Dickerson and Cunningham were the first and second players, respectively, to have multi-home runs games this season.
The five home runs set a new season high for the Curve. They hit four homers on May 22 against Richmond. The Curve were also just one run from tying a season high and two hits away from tying the season high as well.
The offensive outburst was felt all around as every Curve batter scored at least one run,and every batter expect for Vasquez recorded a hit. (Vasquez reached on an error.)
Casey Sadler (6-3) earned the win as the Curve have an off day on Monday before trying to tie their season high of three consecutive victories on Tuesday against Reading.
Key player: RF Alex Dickerson went 3-for-4, knocking in seven runs and homering twice.
Key play: Dickerson blasted his second career grand slam in the second inning.
Key stat: The Curve homered five times in the win – the most home runs they have hit in a game this year.
How they scored
Top 2nd: Lambo homered (1-0); Cunningham homered (2-0); Santos singled, Howard hit by a pitch, Rojas singled, all scored on grand slam by Dickerson (6-0); Cutler singled, scored on Cunningham double (7-0).
Top 3rd: Howard reached on an error by Shaw, scored on Rojas sacrifice fly (8-0); Vasquez reach on an error by Meneses, scored on Dickerson sacrifice fly (9-0); Ngoepe singled, scored on Cutler double (10-0).
Top 5th: Ngoepe singled, scored on Dickerson homer (12-0).
Bottom 6th: Wilkerson singled, Bogaerts singled, both scored on Thomas double (12-2); Thomas doubled, scored on Linares double (12-3); Linares doubled, scored on Spring single (12-4); Spring singled, scored on Vazquez double (12-5).
Top 8th: Cunningham homered (13-5).
Bottom 9th: Spring homered (13-6).