AKRON, Ohio — Akron second baseman Todd Hankins hit a grand slam and a two-run homer, and the RubberDucks rolled by the Portland Sea Dogs 18-2 in Eastern League baseball action on Friday night at Canal Park in front of a sellout crowd of 7,674 fans.
Rob Kaminsky (7-7) beat Portland for the second straight start, working six innings on seven hits, two runs, two walks and five strikeouts.
Jacob Dahlstrand took the loss for the Sea Dogs, falling to 2-2. Dahlstand gave up the grand slam to Hankins, allowing six earned runs over 3 ⅓ innings.
Yoan Monacada made his professional debut at third base for Portland, with a double and two walks.
Akron had 20 hits, scoring seven runs in the eighth inning on seven hits. Nellie Rodriguez went 2-for-5 with a homer and five RBIs.
Portland’s Cody Decker blasted his team-leading 11th homer in the sixth off Kaminsky. Decker has homered in four of his last five games.
Akron built a 3-0 lead in the third inning off Dahlstand. Luigi Rodriguez (three stolen bases) knocked in the game’s first run with a fielder’s choice and Jordan Smith provided a two-run double.
Portland’s Aneury Tavarez went 1-for-4, extending his on-base streak to a team-high 16 games.