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Sunday Red Sox Farm Report: Daniel Nava drives in 3 runs to help PawSox snap losing streak; Greenville combines for 22 hits

July 12, 2015 - 3:26 am

A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Saturday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (39-51): W, 7-2, vs. Lehigh Valley (Phillies). -- Pawtucket snapped its 12-game losing streak behind a three-RBI night from Daniel Nava, who is continuing to rehab from a left thumb strain. Nava, who led off and played right field, finished 3-for-4 with a double. -- First baseman Allen Craig hit four singles, going 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored, while third baseman Garin Cecchini went 2-for-5 with a fourth inning solo shot and two runs scored. Center fielder Rusney Castillo also had a two-hit day, finishing 2-for-5. -- Keith Couch earned the win with a six-inning effort. The right-hander started in place of lefty Brian Johnson, who was called up to Boston Saturday, and allowed two earned runs and scattered nine hits. He walked none and struck out three. Couch improved to 4-8 with a 5.59 ERA. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (32-57): L, 6-1, vs. Binghamton (Mets) -- Left-hander Danny Rosenbaum made his first start in a Portland uniform and was chased after just one inning. He was tagged for four runs in the top of the first, giving up three walks and two hits, including a solo home run, and ultimately took the loss. -- Simon Mercedes came on in relief of Rosenbaum and pitched four scoreless frames. The 23-year-old right-hander allowed just one hit and struck out two Saturday. He has a 1-2 record and a 3.69 ERA in 22 relief appearances for the Sea Dogs this year. -- Left fielder Keury De La Cruz scored Portland'€™s only run on a Jake Romanski groundout in the fifth inning after tripling to center with one out in the frame. De La Cruz finished the day 3-for-4 and improved his average to .221 on the season. -- First baseman Sam Travis recorded the only other multi-hit game for the Sea Dogs, going 2-for-4. Travis is hitting .274 with three doubles, one triple and seven RBIs in 17 games since his promotion to Portland. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (45-41): W, 3-2 (10 innings), at Frederick (Orioles) -- Right fielder Kevin Heller broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the 10th inning with a no-out, bases-loaded walk. Forrestt Allday crossed the plate after leading off the frame with a walk and advancing on a double by Yoilan Cerse and an intentional walk to Wendell Rijo. Salem was unable to add any more runs in the inning, as the next three batters were retired in order, but right-hander Aaron Wilkerson held Frederick in the bottom of the 10th. -- Wilkerson got the win, pitching six innings of relief and allowing two earned runs on eight hits with five strikeouts. He improved to 6-1 with a 2.89 ERA in 13 appearances this season, including nine starts. -- Left-hander Daniel McGrath made his first start for the Red Sox since spending almost two months on the disabled list. McGrath tossed four scorless innings and gave up four hits and one walk. McGrath has a 1-1 record and a 1.59 ERA through seven starts for Salem this season. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (46-41): W, 11-8, at Asheville (Rockies) -- The Greenville offense posted 22 hits Saturday, eight coming from right fielder Joseph Monge and designated hitter J.T. Watkins. Monge went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and Watkins went 4-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored. -- Left fielder Mike Meyers, catcher Danny Bethea and shortstop Javier Guerra all collected three hits. Meyers went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a walk and two runs scored. Bethea went 3-for-5 with a double, a walk, three RBIs and a run scored. Guerra, who has posted at least two hits in seven of his last 10 games, went 3-for-6 with an RBI and a run scored. -- Second baseman Yoan Moncada was the only member of the Drive lineup who did not record a hit. -- Jamie Callahan earned the win with a four-inning relief appearance. The 20-year-old right-hander allowed one earned run on two hits and one walk and struck out three. Callahan, who has started six games and appeared in 18 total, improved to 3-5 on the season and lowered his ERA to 5.75. -- Right-hander Reed Reilly started for Greenville, allowing seven earned runs on eight hits -- four home runs -- and one walk. He struck out four in five innings of work. SHORT SEASON LOWELL SPINNERS (13-9): L, 8-6, vs. Mahoning Valley (Indians) -- Right-hander Taylor Nunez suffered the loss, allowing two runs in the top of the ninth inning that would be the difference in the game. Nunez allowed two hits and both runs were unearned, as the first batter in the inning reached on an error. Nunez is 1-1 with a 1.98 ERA in six appearances for Lowell this season. -- Javier Rodriguez made his first start in a Spinners uniform, going four innings and allowing five runs -- four earned -- on five hits and four walks. Rodriguez is a 20-year-old left-hander from Mexico who started three games for the Gulf Coast League Red Sox this year. -- Shortstop Jeremy Rivera and catcher Austin Rei, who recorded his first professional hit with an RBI single in the first inning, both went 2-for-5 Saturday. Rei also hit a leadoff triple in the bottom of the third and came around to score twice, while Rivera added one run scored.