The Bluefish took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a home run by Alexis Gomez (10).
The Patriots answered with two runs of their own in the bottom of the first on a two-run single by Jorge Cortes.
Bridgeport regained the lead with a run in the fourth inning on Gomez’s second home run of the game (11).
In the fifth inning, the Bluefish added another run on a solo blast by Juan Martinez (4) that made the score 4-2.
An RBI single by Martinez in the seventh tacked on one more for the Bluefish for the 5-2 advantage.
An RBI double by Yunesky Sanchez in the bottom half of the seventh brought home a run and cut the lead to 5-3 for the Patriots.
Bridgeport starter Mike Parisi (7-16) got the win after allowing three runs in 6.2 innings pitched. Somerset starter Erik Arnesen (13-4) suffered the loss, allowing five runs in seven innings while striking out six. Winston Abreu came on to pitch the ninth to pick up his 11th save of the season.
The 2013 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue at home on Wednesday night with a 7:05 pm game against the Bridgeport Bluefish. The game includes Houlihan’s Baseball Bingo. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.