Steve Selsky hit two home runs and totaled five RBIs Sunday. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)

Monday Red Sox Farm Report: Steve Selsky hits 2 homers in PawSox win

May 29, 2017 - 4:30 pm
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Here is what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Sunday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (20-24): W, 7-1 vs. Durham

— Center fielder Steve Selsky, who has appeared in eight major league games with Boston this season, exploded in Pawtucket’s win on Sunday, blasting two home runs, including one grand slam, while finishing with five total RBIs. The 27-year-old Selsky is batting .271 with seven home runs and 19 RBIs in 24 games for Pawtucket. He batted just 1-for-9 in his second-ever MLB stint from April 7 to April 23 before being optioned back down on April 27.

— Designated hitter Rusney Castillo also added a home run and three total hits in the game. His home run came in the second inning, a solo shot off of Durham pitcher Brent Honeywell. Castillo has played in 36 games for Pawtucket this season, batting .286 with seven home runs, and 17 RBIs.

— Henry Owens (4-3) got the win on the mound, tossing six innings and allowing just one earned run on four hits and four walks. Owens struck out seven in the game. His ERA is 2.98 for the season.

— Out of the bullpen, Edgar Olmos earned his first save of the season after allowing just three hits in three innings. Olmos struck out four and walked just one in the outing.

DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (21-23): L, 6-2 vs. Trenton

— A four-run sixth inning shut the door on Portland after the game was tied at one. Teddy Stankiewicz dropped to 2-2 on the season and had to be taken out after 5 2/3 innings of work. Trenton racked up five hits in the sixth, before Williams Jerez replaced Stankiewicz. Stankiewicz allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits and added three strikeouts. Jerez pitched 2 1/3 innings and allowed one earned run, while adding two strikeouts. Jake Cosart pitched the final inning for Portland.

— At the plate, 20-year-old designated hitter Rafael Devers plated the Sea Dogs’ lone run when he belted a solo shot off of J.P Ferguson in the eighth inning. Devers has played in 41 games this season and is batting .289 with eight home runs and 26 RBIs.

— Second baseman Josh Tobias also added two hits, including a double in the game. The 24-year-old, who was acquired last December for Clay Buchholz, is batting .314 since getting called up to Portland from Salem on May 1.

HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (30-20): L, 9-8 vs. Lynchburg

— Salem totaled nine hits, plated eight runs and led 3-0 after the top of the first, but it wasn’t enough as they fell to Lynchburg. Jordan Weems (5-2) lasted just 1 2/3 innings after allowing five earned runs on five hits and five walks. Mitchell Osnowitz allowed two earned runs on four hits in his 3 1/3 innings outing, while Marc Brakeman and Trevor Kelley pitched the final three innings and combined to allow two runs (one earned).

— At the plate, left fielder Mike Myers had three hits and three RBIs including his first home run of the season off of Paul Hendrix in the sixth. Meyers is batting .271 on the year.

— Catcher Jhon Nunez also added two hits, while first baseman Josh Ockimey had one hit and two RBIs.

SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (30-18): W, 10-3 vs. Charleston

— Greenville exploded for 10 runs on 12 hits, including five doubles.

— Shortstop Carlos Tovar and left fielder Tyler Hill led the way, as Tovar had a three-hit game and Hill had four RBIs. Tovar, a 21-year-old from Venezuela, has played in 33 games this season and is batting .192 with seven RBIs. Hill is batting .242 with 25 RBIs and four home runs. The 21-year-old was drafted by the Red Sox in the 19th round of the 2014 draft.

— On the mound, Jhonathan Diaz picked up his first win of the season after allowing three runs (two earned) in five innings of work. Diaz allowed six hits and struck out four in the game. His ERA moved to 3.60 for the season.

— Out of the bullpen, Matthew Gorst and Dakota Smith each tossed two innings a piece, both allowing just one hit.