PORTLAND, Maine — Portland’s Danny Bethea broke a 3-3 tie in the sixth inning with a sacrifice fly to score Tim Roberson and the Sea Dogs took the series against the Akron RubberDucks with a 5-3 win in an Eastern League baseball game Sunday in front of a sellout crowd at Hadlock Field.

Portland’s Aneury Tavarez led off the bottom of the first inning with his fourth home run of the season. Mauricio Dubon followed with a double and two batters later Cody Decker grounded out to score Dubon from third base and put Portland ahead 2-0 after the first.

Tavarez led off the third inning with another home run to extend the lead to 3-0 and notch the first multi-homer game of his career.

Keith Couch cruised through the first four innings but ran into trouble in the fifth. Akron loaded the bases on a single, and error by Dubon, and a hit batter with two outs. Luigi Rodriguez then tied the game on a three-run double to right field.

Couch (W, 8-4) allowed three runs (none earned) on four hits while walking two and striking out five. Akron starter Nick Pasquale (L, 1-6) allowed four runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings, walking one and striking out three.

Bethea provided insurance for the Sea Dogs with an RBI double in the eighth to score Roberson.

Williams Jerez went a scoreless inning of relief for the Sea Dogs and Ben Taylor (S, 3) closed out the game with two scoreless frames.

On Saturday night, the Sea Dogs used two big innings to run away with a 9-4 win over the RubberDucks in front of a sellout crowd on Star Wars night.

After Akron took a 1-0 lead two batters into the game, Portland scored four times in the second inning and four more in the fourth to jump out to an 8-1 lead.

Portland’s Aneury Tavarez hit a two-run triple in the second and finished 2-for-5, his 27th multi-hit game of the year.

Portland’s Mauricio Dubon added a three-run double in the fourth and later scored on a wild pitch to make it 8-1. Cody Decker hit his eighth homer of the season in the seventh for Portland’s ninth run.

Jacob Dahlstrand (W, 2-1) allowed one run on four hits in five innings, walking three and striking out four. Lendy Castillo (L, 0-1) allowed four runs on four hits in 1 2/3 innings in a spot start.