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Fisher Cats routed in home opener as losing streak hits five

The Binghamton Mets used two homers to build an insurmountable lead and spoiled the New Hampshire Fisher Cats’ home opener last night, rolling to a 9-1 victory. The loss was the Fisher Cats’ fifth in a row since an 0-2 start to the season.

Dustin Lawley hit a two-run homer in the second and Brian Burgamy drilled a three-run shot in the fifth off New Hampshire starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx for a 5-1 lead. The Mets (5-2) added a run in the seventh and three in the ninth off reliever Randy Boone. Bibens-Dirkx (0-1) pitched six innings, allowing seven hits, five runs (all earned) and no walks while striking out five.

Mets starter Darin Gorski (1-1) also pitched six innings, allowing four hits, one run (unearned) and two walks while striking out 10.

Jon Berti (2-for-4) manufactured the Fisher Cats’ lone run when he singled on a bunt, stole both second and third base and came home on a throwing error by the Mets catcher in the fourth inning. Brad Glenn went 2-for-3 and has had a hit in all seven games.

Scott Copeland (0-1, 16.20) pitches for the Fisher Cats tonight (6:35) against Rainy Lara (1-0, 5.06).

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