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Monday Red Sox Farm Report: Chris Young doubles in rehab assignment with PawSox; Deiner Lopez hits walk-off single for Salem

August 15, 2016 - 6:35 am
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Here's a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Sunday. TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (64-57): L, 5-2/L, 2-1, at Buffalo (Blue Jays) -- In the first game of Sunday's doubleheader (with both games shortened to seven innings), right-hander Sean O'Sullivan picked up his fourth straight loss, giving up five runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out one and walked a season-high six batters. He has allowed 13 second-inning runs in his last four starts. O'Sullivan is 6-6 with a 4.54 ERA in 15 starts with Pawtucket. -- Chris Young went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the second game of his rehab assignment with Pawtucket. He is working his way back to Boston after injuring his hamstring rounding first base on July 23. The left fielder was slashing .277/.338/.508 in the majors before the injury. -- William Cuevas pitched six innings in a complete-game effort in Game 2, letting up two runs on four hits. He struck out one and walked two. Cuevas, 25, has held opponents to only five runs in his last three appearances. He now holds a 6-6 record with a 4.31 ERA in 21 minor league outings. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (45-73): L, 3-0, at Akron (Indians) -- Starter Mitch Atkins allowed three runs on four hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings in taking the loss. He struck out five. The 30-year-old righty has not won since July 29, and is 3-7 with a 4.98 ERA in 26 outings with Portland. -- Luis Ysla came on to pitch a scoreless eighth inning. Ysla, 24, has held opposing teams to five runs in his last 13 1/3 innings. The southpaw now has a 3.93 ERA in 35 outings, and opponents are averaging .262 when facing Ysla. He is Boston's No. 24 prospect at MLB.com. -- Aneury Tavarez went 1-for-3 with a walk, pushing his on-base streak to 17 games. Tavarez, 24, is hitting .475 in his last 10 games, with five multi-hit performances in that span. On the season he is batting .327/.379/.494 with 11 triples in 92 games. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (71-47): W, 4-3 in 11 innings, vs. Wilmington (Royals) -- Deiner Lopez lined a single into left field in the bottom of the 11th inning to drive home Mike Meyers and give Salem the walk-off win. It was Lopez's second walk-off hit in the last eight days. Lopez, 22, went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored to lead the Salem bats. The shortstop now has three consecutive multi-hit outings and is hitting .237/.301/.336 in 241 at-bats. -- Nick Longhi went 2-for-5 and hit his 32nd double of the season to push his hitting streak to four games. Longhi, 20, ranks third in the Carolina League in doubles and fifth in RBIs (69). Boston's No. 17 prospect at MLB.com is averaging .287/.356/.397 in 106 games with Salem. -- Matt Kent allowed three runs on seven hits in eight solid innings, striking out five and walking none. It is the second time in his last three starts that Kent has not issued a walk, and the eight innings pitched ties a season high. The 23-year-old left-hander is 8-6 with a 3.67 ERA in 24 starts. -- Yankory Pimentel picked up the win in relief of Kent, tossing three innings of scoreless ball. The right-hander let up just two hits while striking out three. Pimentel, 22, has won three of his last five outings. He's 9-6 with a 3.41 ERA in 28 appearances. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (63-56): W, 8-5, vs. Charleston (Yankees) -- Jeremy Rivera led the way in a big offensive showing for Greenville, tallying three hits, two RBIs and a run scored. The 21-year-old notched his fifth three-hit game of the season and collected his first RBI since Aug. 6. Rivera now is slashing .262/.310/.329 in 93 games. -- Trent Kemp also had a strong day, going 2-for-4 with a triple, a double, two RBIs and a run scored. He hit a two-run double in the second inning to put Greenville on the board first. Kemp, 20, is averaging .290 in his last 10 games. He is batting .251/.328/.480 in 80 games. -- Tate Matheny was the third Drive batter to collect a multi-hit game, going 2-for-5 with a run. Matheny, 22, now has back-to-back games with two hits. He is hitting .302/.343/.424 in 344 at-bats this season. -- Austin Glorious threw three strong innings in a spot start, holding Charleston to one hit and striking out two. He retired the last nine hitters he faced. The 23-year-old right-hander has allowed one run in his last six appearances and is 2-1 with a 3.34 ERA in 27 outings. SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (32-34): W, 8-0, at Aberdeen (Orioles) -- The Spinners had their way with Aberdeen, smacking eight doubles in the game. Bobby Dalbec collected two of those doubles, finishing the game 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored. Dalbec, 21, lost a five-game hitting streak on Saturday night, but the 2016 Red Sox draftee had his sixth multi-hit performance in 17 games this season. Boston's No. 21 prospect at MLB.com is averaging .333 and has 14 RBIs with Lowell. -- Victor Acosta also had three hits to go along with a double and a run. It's his third three-hit outing in the last seven games. The 20-year-old third baseman is averaging .278/.324/.346 in 37 games this season. -- Yoan Aybar went 2-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run.The 19-year-old outfielder is batting .294 in his last nine games and has 15 RBIs in 44 appearances. He is Boston's No. 26 prospect at MLB.com. -- Dakota Smith picked up the win, holding Aberdeen to only two hits and no runs through 5 1/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked none. Smith, 23, signed with the Red Sox on July 21 after pitching in the independent Frontier League. He is 2-1 with a 1.96 ERA and 1.087 WHIP in five appearances (three starts) with Lowell.