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Monday Red Sox Farm Report: Mookie Betts homers in Portland rehab assignment

August 10, 2015 - 6:00 am
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A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Sunday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (44-71): L, 3-1, vs. Syracuse (Nationals) -- Right-hander Zeke Spruill lost his fifth consecutive start after allowing three earned runs on eight hits and one walk with five strikeouts over seven innings of work. Spruill now has a 4-9 record and a 4.48 ERA after nine starts and 21 relief appearances for Pawtucket this season. -- Pat Light tossed two innings of relief, walking three but allowing no hits and no runs. He also struck out four. The 24-year-old right-hander has appeared in 18 games for the PawSox this season and holds a 1-2 record with a 5.32 ERA. -- Third baseman Jonathan Roof accounted for the lone Pawtucket run, hitting a solo home run to left center in the bottom of the third inning. The homer was the first in a PawSox uniform for Roof, who is hitting .197 with three RBIs through 23 games with Pawtucket. -- Including Roof'€™s solo shot, the PawSox offense mustered just three hits, as center fielder Jemile Weeks and catcher Humberto Quintero singled. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (41-74): L, 10-3, at Akron (Indians) -- After a stint on the seven-day concussion DL, Mookie Betts made a one-game rehab start with Portland and went 2-for-4 with a solo home run. Betts played the entire game in center field. He is expected to rejoin the Red Sox for Tuesday night's game in Miami. -- Right fielder Manuel Margot had a solid showing at the plate, going 3-for-4 with three doubles, an RBI and a run scored. Margot also recorded his 11th stolen base of the season, stealing third in the top of the fifth inning. -- Right-hander Mike McCarthy took the loss in a four-inning effort, giving up three earned runs on four hits and four walks with four strikeouts. McCarthy is 6-6 on the season with a 3.52 ERA. He has made 14 starts and 11 relief appearances. -- Righty Mike Augliera relieved McCarthy in the fifth and pitched two innings, allowing two earned runs. Lefty Williams Jerez took the mound after Augliera and was tagged with five runs on five hits -- including a two-run home run -- and one walk in just 1/3 of an inning. Right-hander Simon Mercedes pitched the final 1 2/3 innings and retired all five batters he faced. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (54-60): L, 10-3, at Winston-Salem (White Sox) -- Left-hander Trey Ball fell to 8-10 on the season, taking the loss after a four-inning outing. The 21-year-old allowed six earned runs on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Ball has a 4.19 ERA after 21 starts this season. -- Brandon Show relieved Ball in the fifth inning and yielded four earned runs on seven hits in two innings of work. He walked one and struck out one. The 22-year-old right-hander has appeared in seven games for Salem this season and is 1-0 with a 1.86 ERA. -- After 21 consecutive innings without scoring a run, the Salem offense got on the board in the eighth inning after shortstop Mauricio Dubon hit a leadoff single, advanced to second when left fielder Kevin Heller was hit by a pitch, and scored on a double off the bat of center fielder Cole Sturgeon. -- Dubon finished the day 2-for-4 with a walk and run scored. Designated hitter Zach Kapstein went 2-for-3 with a walk and third baseman Deiner Lopez went 2-for-5. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (59-54): L, 5-4, at Lexington (Royals) -- Catcher David Sopilka lifted the Greenville offense Sunday with a bases-clearing double to center in the top of the sixth inning. The 21-year-old from Venezuela has played in 25 games for the Drive this year and is hitting .225 with five doubles, one home run and 11 RBIs. -- Third baseman Rafael Devers registered the only multi-hit game for the Drive, finishing the day 2-for-5 with an RBI. The 18-year-old lefty is hitting .282 on the season with 26 doubles, one triple, 10 home runs and 57 RBIs. -- Reliever Carlos Pinales suffered the loss, giving up the go-ahead run in the sixth inning. He allowed two hits and no walks and struck out two. The right-hander has made 25 relief appearances this season and has a 4-4 record with three saves and a 4.87 ERA. -- Right-hander Ben Taylor started for Greenville, going 5 1/3 innings and giving up four earned runs on six hits and one walk. He also struck out four. The 2015 seventh-round pick has started five games for the Drive this season and is 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA. SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (25-24): L, 6-3, vs. Tri-City (Astros) -- Right-hander Austin Glorius made his first start in a Spinners uniform and suffered the loss after allowing a two-run home run and a solo shot in the fourth inning. He was pulled after completing 3 2/3 innings and was tagged with three earned runs, five hits and two walks. He also recorded four strikeouts. -- Right-hander Enfember Martinez came out of the bullpen in relief of Glorius and pitched three innings, allowing one earned run, four hits and one walk with four strikeouts. Righty Edwar Garcia tossed the final 1 1/3 innings and gave up two earned runs on two hits and two walks with one strikeout. -- Second baseman Aneudis Peralta led the Lowell offense, going 3-for-3 with an RBI. The 21-year-old from the Dominican Republic is batting .224 with four RBIs through 18 games with the Spinners this season. -- Catcher Austin Rei also notched a multi-hit game for the Spinners, finishing the day 2-for-4 with a solo home run. Selected by the Red Sox in the third round of this year'€™s draft, Rei is hitting .188 in 21 games with three doubles, one triple, two home runs and seven RBIs.