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September 10, 2006 at 6:43 AM

9/10 Cup of Coffee

Portland advanced to the Eastern League Championship series for the second straight year with a thrilling 4-3 win over Trenton. Trailing for most of the game, the Sea Dogs tied the game in the bottom of the eighth and won it in the bottom of the tenth on a walk off home run by Brandon Moss. It was the second consecutive inning that he provided heroics. In the ninth, he threw out a Trenton runner at the plate who had tried to score from second on a two out single. Frank Brooks started and went 6 innings. He gave up 3 runs on 6 hits and 3 BBs. He had 5 Ks. Mike Bumatay went 2/3 of an inning. He allowed 1 hit and a BB. He had a K. Brett Evert pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings with a K. Barry Hertzler threw the final 2 innings allowing 1 hit and a BB. Offensively, Brian Myrow went 2 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBI. Brandon Moss went 2 for 5 with a home run. Luis Jimenez went 1 for 4 with an RBI. Chris Durbin went 1 for 4 and scored a run. Attendence was 4,807. Portland will now meet the winner of the Altoona-Akron series who will meet in the fifth and deciding game of their series tonight.

Player of The Night: Brandon Moss who saved the game in the top of the ninth by throwing out the potential winning run at the plate and then winning the game in the bottom of the tenth with a walk off homer.