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Monday Red Sox Farm Report: Roenis Elias, Rusney Castillo key PawSox win; Yoan Moncada homers again for Portland

August 29, 2016 - 5:40 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 (70-64): W, 6-0, at Syracuse (Nationals) -- Roenis Elias helped the PawSox record their 16th shutout of the season, a new team record. The southpaw tossed six scoreless innings for his team-leading 10th victory. He let up just three hits and struck out six while walking three. Elias, 28, has won three of his last four starts, and now is 10-5 with a 3.78 ERA in 20 appearances with Pawtucket. -- Rusney Castillo led the way at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a triple, a double, an RBI and two runs. He now has three multi-hit performances in his last four games. The 29-year-old outfielder is having a great August, batting .365 with five triples in 22 games this month. -- William Cuevas came in to pitch two scoreless innings after Elias left, letting up no hits and striking out one. It was the first scoreless outing for Cuevas since May 7. He is 6-7 with a 4.27 ERA in 24 appearances. -- Chris Marrero went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. He now has back-to-back multi-hit games, but he has not homered since Aug. 15. He is slashing .285/.344/.501 with 23 home runs in 123 games. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (53-78): L, 4-3 in 11 innings, vs. Trenton (Yankees) -- In the team's final home game of the season, the Sea Dogs were unable to come away with the extra-inning win for the second straight game. Reliever Austin Maddox gave up two runs in the top of the 11th inning, picking up the loss in the process. Maddox, 25, saw his streak of three consecutive scoreless outings come to an end. He now is 5-3 with a 3.48 ERA in 37 total outings with Pawtucket, Portland and Salem. -- Top prospect Yoan Moncada drilled his 11th home run of the season on the first pitch in the bottom of the first inning Portland at-bat. His shot put the Sea Dogs on the board first. Boston' No. 1 prospect at MLB.com, the 21-year-old infielder has recorded a hit in six consecutive games. He is batting .298/.411/.520 in 104 minor league games. -- Jalen Beeks got the start for the Sea Dogs, letting up two runs on four hits in six innings. The lefty fanned five and walked two. Beeks, 23, now has pitched at least five innings in his last nine starts. Boston's No. 29 prospect at MLB.com now is 9-7 with a 3.68 ERA in 25 starts. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (83-49): W, 1-0, vs. Frederick (Orioles) -- It was a thrilling ending for Salem, as Jordan Procyshen hit a two-out double off the right-field wall in the ninth inning to score Bryan Hudson and give the Red Sox the walk-off win. It was Salem's ninth walk-off victory of the season. Procyshen, 23, is batting .342 in his last 10 games. He is hitting .262/.318/.386 in 202 at-bats. -- Daniel McGrath pitched six scoreless innings in his start, allowing just four hits and striking out four. Coming off an outing in which he surrendered six runs in three innings, the Australian southpaw bounced back to pitch his ninth quality start of the season. The 22-year-old is 7-6 with a 4.15 ERA in 18 starts. -- Jose Sermo went 2-for-4 with a double to push his hitting streak to eight games. He has crossed home plate eight times in that span. He now is batting .345 with 18 runs in 23 games in August. -- Jake Cosart, called up to Salem on Aug. 4, let up one run in two innings in a relief appearance. He struck out two and walked one, and now has pitched seven straight scoreless outings. The 22-year-old right-hander is 4-1 with a 1.64 ERA in 35 appearances. He is Boston's No. 19 prospect at MLB.com. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (68-64): L, 5-1, vs. Asheville (Rockies) -- Roniel Raudes pitched three scoreless innings in his start, letting up only one hit. The 18-year-old right-hander now has back-to-back scoreless outings. Boston's No. 13 prospect at MLB.com is 11-5 with a 3.63 ERA in 23 starts, and opponents are batting .256 against him. -- J.T. Watkins recorded the only Greenville hit with an RBI single in the fifth inning. It was his first RBI since Aug. 14. Watkins, 26, has seven RBIs and six runs in 27 games with the Drive. -- Austin Glorius picked up the loss in relief, letting up three runs on four hits in 2 2/3 innings. He fanned a season-high five and walked four in the shaky outing. The 23-year-old right-hander now is 2-2 with a 3.39 ERA in 30 minor league outings. SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (42-26): W, 9-6, at Tri-city (Astros) -- Jerry Downs went 2-for-4 with a home run and a season-high four RBIs. His three-run blast in the third inning was his third home run of the season. Downs, 22, has three multi-hit performances in his last five games. He is averaging .231/.336/.354 in 38 games with the Spinners. -- Kevin Steen got the win after letting up four runs on seven hits through five innings. He fanned three and walked three in his third win of the season. The 20-year-old right-hander has given up 12 runs in his last three starts. He is 3-4 with a 5.58 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 13 starts. -- Tyler Hill went 1-for-3 with three runs to push his hitting streak to seven games. Hill, 20, crossed home plate three times for the second time in that span. His .346 batting average continues to lead the New York-Penn League.