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Saturday Red Sox Farm Report: PawSox end 11-game losing streak with 10th inning win; Andrew Benintendi has 8-game hit streak

August 15, 2015 - 6:38 am
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A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Friday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (45-75): W, 7-6 (10 innings), at Lehigh Valley (Phillies) -- Right fielder Jonathan Roof delivered a one-out RBI double in the top of the 10th inning Friday to give the PawSox their first win since August 2 in extra innings over Lehigh Valley. Left fielder Garin Cecchini scored from second after leading off the inning with a single and advancing on a sacrifice bunt by Humberto Quintero. -- The Pawtucket offense combined for 15 hits Friday, with three PawSox hitters posting three-hit games. Catcher Sandy Leon led the way, going 3-for-5 with a three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning. Third baseman Carlos Rivero went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and shortstop Deven Marrero went 3-for-5 with a walk. Quintero also homered for Pawtucket and finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBIs. -- Righty reliever Jorge Marban earned the win in his first appearance in a PawSox uniform, tossing the final 1 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out two after coming on in relief of righty Noe Ramirez, who lasted just 1/3 of an inning and gave up four runs -- three earned -- on three hits and a walk. Marban had a 2-1 record with four saves and a 1.36 ERA in 24 games with Portland earlier this season. -- Zeke Spruill started for Pawtucket and went eight innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits, including a solo home run. He walked none and recorded a season-high eight strikeouts. The 25-year-old right-hander is 4-9 with two saves and a 4.29 ERA after 10 starts and 21 relief appearances for Pawtucket this season. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (43-76): L, 12-2, vs. Akron (Indians) -- Lefty starter Danny Rosenbaum fell to 0-5 on the season, taking the loss after giving up eight runs in just 2 1/3 innings. He walked three and struck out one. Rosenbaum has started seven games for Portland this year and has a 7.04 ERA. -- Right-hander Mike Augliera took over for Rosenbaum and allowed three earned runs on four hits and two walks and five strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings. Augliera has appeared in 23 games for the Sea Dogs this season, including 17 starts, and has a 3-14 record and a 5.49 ERA. -- Righty Simon Mercedes tossed the final two innings, allowing one earned run on a ninth-inning solo shot. -- Shortstop Tzu-Wei Lin posted the only multi-hit game for the Sea Dogs Friday, going 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored. The 21-year-old lefty from Taiwan is hitting .209 with two doubles, two triples and six RBIs in 25 games with Portland. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (55-63): L, 2-1, vs. Winston-Salem (White Sox) -- Ty Buttrey suffered his fourth straight loss Friday despite a solid outing. The 22-year-old right-hander gave up both Winston-Salem runs -- only one was earned -- on just three hits in seven innings of work. He walked none and struck out four. Buttrey fell to 7-7 on the season but lowered his ERA to 3.33. -- Left-hander Mike Adams came out of the bullpen in the eighth and pitched two perfect innings. The 24-year-old has appeared in 30 games for Salem this season and is 1-3 with six saves and a 4.01 ERA. -- Despite the loss, the Salem offense out hit Winston-Salem, 6-3. Catcher Danny Bethea notched the only extra-base hit, going 1-for-3 with a double. Wendell Rijo, Yoilan Cerse, Forrestt Allday, Zach Kapstein and Jordan Betts all singled. Allday scored the lone Salem run and Betts recorded the RBI. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (59-58): L, 6-2, vs. Charleston (Yankees) -- Lefty reliever Michael Gunn took the loss after he was tagged for five runs in 2 1/3 innings. He gave up six hits, including a two-run home run, walked two and struck out four. Gunn has an 0-3 record with one save and a 6.51 ERA after 19 appearances for the Drive this year. -- Ben Taylor started for the Drive Friday and gave up one earned run on four hits and one walk with one strikeout. The 22-year-old right-hander is 0-1 with a 3.62 ERA after six starts in a Greenville uniform this season. -- The Greenville offense managed just two hits Friday, as second baseman Yoan Moncada went 1-for-4 with a double and came around to score on a third-inning home run off the bat of third baseman Rafael Devers. -- Friday'€™s game marked the fifth straight loss for the Drive. SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (29-25): W, 3-0, at Batavia (Marlins) -- Starting right-hander Austin Glorius and righty reliever Enfember Martinez held the Batavia offense to just two hits Friday. Glorius earned the win with a five-inning effort, allowing one hit and two walks with eight strikeouts. Martinez recorded his first save of the year, tossing the final four innings and allowing one hit with three strikeouts. -- Center fielder Andrew Benintendi extended his current hitting streak to eight games, going 2-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base. Benintendi is hitting .293 with one double, four triples, seven home runs and 15 RBIs in 33 games with the Spinners this season. He has recorded seven stolen bases. -- Pawtucket second baseman Sean Coyle, who was on a rehab assignment with the Spinners Friday, went 2-for-5 with an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base. Third baseman Mitchell Gunsolus went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. -- Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello will make a rehab start with the Spinners Saturday against the Tri-City ValleyCats, the Astros short-season Single-A affiliate.

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