Rusney Castillo's homer not enough as PawSox fall in Triple-A championship

September 16, 2014 - 7:46 pm
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Though outfielder Rusney Castillo launched the first homer of his pro career -- jumping on a first-pitch fastball while leading off the bottom of the first and sending a liner over the fence in left-center -- the PawSox were otherwise held in check for most of the night by the Omaha Storm Chasers, ultimately falling in the Triple-A championship game, 4-2. Castillo went 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts. Travis Shaw provided the other offensive fireworks for the PawSox, going 2-for-3 with a game-tying solo homer in the bottom of the sixth against Royals prospect Kyle Zimmer. But the tie proved short-lived, as Pawtucket reliever Miguel Celestino permitted a two-run homer in the top of the seventh to catcher Brett Hayes that resulted in the final score. The PawSox have now won the International League's Governor's Cup Finals but lost in the Triple-A championship game in two of the last three years. More to come from the game in Wednesday's Minor League Roundup.

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