PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Nash Knight and Vinny Capra connected on back-to-back homers in the third inning to help lead the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to an 11-1 victory over Portland Sea Dogs on Thursday. The Fisher Cats snapped a five-game losing streak with the victory.

The home runs were both solo shots and were part of a three-run inning that gave the Fisher Cats a 3-0 lead.

The Fisher Cats punctuated the blowout with five runs in the fifth and three in the eighth. In the fifth, Brock Lundquist hit a two-run double, while Santiago Espinal drew a bases-loaded walk, scoring Riley Adams in the eighth.

Knight homered, doubled and singled, driving home two runs in the win. Capra homered and singled, driving home two runs.

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New Hampshire starter Patrick Murphy (1-4) picked up the win after allowing just one hit over seven scoreless innings. Opposing starter Tanner Houck (3-2) took the loss in the Eastern League game after giving up three runs and five hits over 2 2/3 innings.


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