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Monday Red Sox Farm Report: Pat Light struggles as PawSox lose on walkoff; Lowell pitchers combine for 7 no-hit innings en route to season-opening sweep

June 22, 2015 - 6:26 am
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A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Sunday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (34-36): L, 6-5, at Gwinnett (Braves) -- Pat Light suffered the loss, his first in a Pawtucket uniform, after giving up three walks before allowing a walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth. The 24-year-old right-hander now has a 6.75 ERA in 5 1/3 innings over five games since he was called up to Pawtucket. Light posted a 1-1 record with three saves in 29 2/3 innings over 21 games with Portland this season. -- Right-hander Jess Todd started for the PawSox, allowing two earned runs on three hits and one walk with one strikeout. Todd is 2-2 with a 4.98 ERA in 13 games -- 10 starts -- this season. -- Carlos Peguero led the offense, going 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Quintin Berry went for 3-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored. Jackie Bradley Jr. brought his average up to .316 with a 2-for-4 day. He also walked, scored a run and recorded an RBI. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (26-43): L, 8-7, at Reading (Phillies) -- Catcher Danny Bethea and shortstop Marco Hernandez each drove in a pair of runs as Portland rallied from a 7-0 deficit, but the comeback fell short in the top of the ninth. Bethea went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored and now is hitting .286. Hernandez went 2-for-6 with two RBIs, including one in the ninth, and is hitting .304. -- Center fielder Aneury Tavarez and right fielder Cole Sturgeon also had success at the plate Sunday. Tavarez went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, and Sturgeon went 2-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI. -- Mike Augliera took the loss, falling to 2-11 on the season. The 25-year-old right-hander gave up seven runs on nine hits and one walk in just 3 1/3 innings. He has a 5.20 ERA through 14 starts this season. -- The Portland bullpen was solid after Augliera was pulled, as righty Kyle Kraus pitched 3 2/3 innings, giving up one run on three hits with strikeouts. Right-hander Madison Younginer came on in the eighth inning and gave up one hit and struck out one. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (38-32): L, 6-5, at Winston-Salem (White Sox) -- Right-hander Kevin McAvoy took the loss in a five-plus-inning effort. He gave up six earned runs on seven hits and four walks and struck out three. He opened the sixth by allowing the first four batters to reach --three via walks, including a bases-loaded walk to his final batter. McAvoy is 4-6 with a 4.28 ERA in 13 starts with Salem this season. -- Lefty Williams Jerez pitched the remainder of the sixth inning, allowing just one hit, and righty Chandler Shepherd closed out the game with a two-hit, two-inning effort. -- Jordan Betts, who was the designated hitter Sunday, went 1-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored. The 23-year-old Duke alum is hitting .215 with 14 doubles and 21 RBIs. -- Catcher Jordan Weems went 2-for-4, bringing his average up to .265. -- Salem'€™s 38-32 first-half finish marks the first time the team has had a winning record at the All-Star break since the 2012 season. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (38-32): L, 9-3, at Lakewood (Phillies) -- Jalen Beeks fell to 6-4 on the season, taking the loss after allowing seven runs -- six earned -- on seven hits and two walks in just 3 2/3 innings. The 21-year-old left-hander has a 4.35 ERA in 13 starts with Greenville this year. -- Shortstop Javier Guerra posted the only two-hit game for the Drive, going 2-for-4 with a second-inning solo shot. The 19-year-old from Panama is hitting .276 with eight home runs and 32 RBIs in 55 games with Greenville this season. -- Catcher Jordan Procyshen also homered for Greenville, hitting a solo shot to right in the second inning. Rafael Devers extended his hitting streak to five games with a single to left in the top of the ninth. -- With the loss, the Drive finished second in the race for the Southern Division first-half title. missing a chance to guarantee a playoff spot. Greenville finished the first half with a record of 38-32, one game behind the Mets'€™ Savannah Sand Gnats (39-31). SHORT-SEASON LOWELL SPINNERS (3-0): W, 5-0, at Vermont (Athletics) -- Starting right-hander Jake Cosart and righty reliever Taylor Nunez no-hit Vermont for seven innings Sunday. Cosart walked three and picked up three strikeouts over four innings of work, and Nunez went three innings, walking one and striking out one. Left-hander Matt Kent came on in the eighth and gave up a leadoff single to end the no-hitter. He allowed another single in the frame but pitched a perfect ninth to close out the victory. Nunez recorded the win, his first of the season. -- Zach Kapstein drove in a pair of runs to lead the Lowell offense. The 23-year-old outfielder, who started in right field Sunday, finished the day 2-for-4 with a seventh-inning RBI double and a run scored. -- Center fielder Luis Alexander Basabe also recorded a multi-hit game for the Spinners, going 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

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