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Saturday Red Sox Farm Report: Carlos Peguero lifts Pawtucket with two home runs; Josh Ockimey’s 4 RBIs help Lowell open season with win

June 20, 2015 - 5:09 am
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A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Friday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (33-35): W, 7-5, at Gwinnett (Braves) -- Carlos Peguero drove in six of Pawtucket'€™s seven runs on two home runs, one of which was a third-inning grand slam. Peguero, who played right field and hit cleanup, recorded the only multi-hit game for the PawSox, finishing the day 3-for-5. -- Now riding a six-game hitting streak, Allen Craig went 1-for-4 with two walks and drove in the seventh Pawtucket run. Craig is hitting .298 with 11 RBIs in 34 games for Pawtucket this season. -- Brian Johnson earned his International League-leading eighth win with a six-inning outing, allowing five runs -- four earned -- on 10 hits and two walks with three strikeouts. The 24-year-old left-hander and 2012 first-round draft pick is 8-4 on the year with a 2.80 ERA. -- Right-hander Jonathan Aro recorded the save, tossing three scoreless innings despite entering the game with the bases loaded and no outs in the seventh. The 24-year-old Dominican struck out five and allowed two hits and one walk. Aro has a 1.69 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 21 1/3 innings over nine games with the PawSox this year. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (26-41): W, 3-0, at Reading (Phillies) -- Justin Haley improved to 2-8 on the season, tossing six scoreless innings in what was just the second shutout of the season for Portland. The right-hander from California allowed five hits and two walks with one strikeout. Haley lowered his ERA to 5.34. -- Right-hander Jorge Marban recorded his third save of the year, pitching the ninth after solid relief appearances by left-hander Robby Scott and righty John Cornely. Marban allowed one hit and struck out one and now has a 0.61 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings of work over 10 games for Portland this season. -- Portland took an early lead on a second-inning solo shot by designated hitter David Chester. The home run was the fifth of the season for Chester, who finished the day 2-for-4 and is now hitting .183. -- Center fielder Aneury Tavarez went 3-for-5 batting ninth, with one RBI and one run scored. The 23-year-old lefty has recorded multi-hit games in his last three contests and raised his average to .260. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (37-30): W, 5-3, at Winston-Salem (White Sox) -- Left-hander Trey Ball earned the win, allowing three earned runs on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts over six innings of work. The 2013 first-round draft pick improved to 6-5 on the year with a 3.80 ERA. -- German Taveras tossed the final three innings for his second save of the season. The 22-year-old right-hander allowed one hit and struck out five. Taveras is 3-0 with a 3.74 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings over 15 games for Salem this season. -- Left fielder Yoilan Cerse hit his first home run in a Salem uniform, a two-run shot to left in the third inning that gave the Red Sox a 4-2 lead. Cerse is hitting .304 through seven games with Salem. -- Sam Travis also had a solid day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run scored. The first baseman also recorded his 10th stolen base of the season and now is hitting .310 with 15 doubles and 38 RBIs. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (37-31): W, 6-2, at Lakewood (Phillies) -- After coming off the disabled list Friday afternoon, starter Reed Reilly was victorious in a seven-inning effort, allowing two earned runs on six hits and two walks with one strikeout. The 23-year-old right-hander is 4-3 with a 3.74 ERA in 14 appearances -- seven starts -- for Salem this season. -- Right-hander Ryan Harris recorded his third save of the season, pitching two innings with no hits, no walks, and two strikeouts. In 20 2/3 innings over 12 games this season, Harris has a 1.31 ERA and 21 strikeouts. -- The Drive combined for 13 hits, with six players recording multi-hit games. Third baseman Rafael Devers was one of them, going 2-for-5 with a leadoff solo home run to center in the fifth inning. The 18-year-old brought his average up to .308 with five home runs on the season. -- Second baseman Yoan Moncada was the only member of the Drive lineup who did not reach base Friday. SHORT-SEASON LOWELL SPINNERS (1-0): W, 13-7, at Vermont (Athletics) -- First baseman Josh Ockimey led the Lowell offense in the season-opening win, going 3-for-5 with a triple, two doubles and four RBIs. The 19-year-old left-handed hitter from Philadelphia was selected by the Red Sox in the fifth round of the 2014 draft. -- Bryan Hudson also had a three-hit day for the Spinners. The 20-year-old left fielder led off Friday and went 3-for-5 with a walk, two RBIs, and three runs scored. -- Brandon Show recorded the win, pitching 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief after starting left-hander Luis Ramos was pulled after giving up six runs in 2 2/3 innings. Show, a 22-year-old righty, gave up two hits and two walks but struck out three.

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