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Sunday Red Sox Farm Report: Jess Todd struggles as PawSox lose 7th straight; Manuel Margot collects 2 hits with Portland

July 26, 2015 - 5:48 am

A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Saturday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (41-60): L, 6-0, vs. Buffalo (Blue Jays) -- Right-handed starter Jess Todd suffered the loss, giving up four earned runs on eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts over five innings of work. Todd fell to 3-5 and has a 5.47 ERA after 21 appearances -- 12 starts -- for the PawSox this season. -- Reliever Pat Light had a rough outing out of the bullpen. After right-hander Dayan Diaz tossed two scoreless innings of relief, Light allowed two earned runs on five hits in the final two innings. The righty walked none and struck out three. Light has an 0-2 record and two saves with a 7.63 ERA in 14 appearances for Pawtucket. -- The Pawtucket offense combined for just six hits. Allen Craig went 2-for-4 and Rusney Castillo, Humberto Quintero, Garin Cecchini and Jemile Weeks all singled. -- Saturday'€™s game marked the seventh straight loss for the PawSox. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (38-63): W, 2-1, vs. New Hampshire (Blue Jays) -- The Sea Dogs won their third straight despite managing just five hits Saturday. Center fielder Manuel Margot went 2-for-4 with a double and first baseman Sam Travis went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Second baseman Carlos Asuaje notched the fifth Portland hit. -- Reliever Williams Jerez got the win despite allowing New Hampshire'€™s only run in the top of the seventh. The left-hander gave up three hits and two walks. The win was the first Double-A victory for Jerez, who is now 1-0 with a 2.41 ERA. -- Righty Madison Younginer recorded his second save of the season after pitching the final two innings. He gave up two hits and struck out two. Younginer has a 4-4 record with a 2.91 ERA in 29 relief appearances this year. -- William Cuevas started for Portland, going scoreless five innings. He allowed just three hits and three walks and struck out four. After 18 starts, the 24-year-old right-hander is 8-5 with a 3.18 ERA. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (51-49): L, 3-2, vs. Potomac (Nationals) -- Righty reliever German Taveras suffered the loss, giving up the winning run in the top of the ninth inning. Taveras pitched 2 1/3 innings, allowing two hits and one walk and striking out two. The 22-year-old from the Dominican Republic fell to 4-2 and now has a 6.11 ERA after 22 games for Salem this season. -- Salem starter Aaron Wilkerson went 6 2/3 innings Saturday. He gave up two earned runs in the seventh inning and finished with allowing seven hits, two walks and striking out five. The right-hander is 7-2 with a 2.76 ERA in 11 starts and five relief appearances for Salem. -- The Red Sox posted just four hits Saturday, two coming off the bat of Mario Martinez. Martinez, who was the designated hitter, went 2-for-4 with an RBI and brought his average up to .277. Shortstop Mauricio Dubon went 1-for-3 with a walk and drove in the other Salem run, and second baseman Wendell Rijo went 1-for-4 with a run scored. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (50-49): L, 7-2, at Charleston (Yankees) -- Left-hander Dedgar Jimenez fell to 5-7 on the season, taking the loss after surrendering six runs on eight hits. He walked none and struck out two over six innings of work. The 19-year-old has started 15 games for Greenville and now has a 4.03 ERA. -- Left fielder Bryan Hudson led the Greenville offense, going 2-for-4 with a run scored. The 20-year-old lefty is hitting .315 with four doubles and five RBIs through 23 games with the Drive this season. -- Center fielder Danny Mars finished the day 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Michael Chavis, who replaced Rafael Devers at third base in the third inning, drove in the second Greenville run and finished the day 1-for-2. -- Yoan Moncada went 1-for-3 at the top of the Greenville order. -- The loss was the seventh straight for Greenville. SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (17-18): L, 5-2, vs. Auburn (Nationals) -- Starter Jose Almonte suffered the loss and lasted just two innings Saturday. The 19-year-old right-hander was tagged for three runs and gave up one hit and four walks with one strikeout. Almonte fell to 2-2 and now has a 4.50 ERA after seven starts. -- Left-hander Matt Kent had the longest outing of the day for Lowell, tossing four innings of relief. Kent allowed two runs on three hits, walked none and struck out one. The Red Sox'€™ 13th-round selection in this year'€™s draft, Kent has made seven relief appearances and has a 2-0 record and a 1.61 ERA. -- Shortstop Jeremy Rivera and catcher Isaias Lucena notched a pair of two-hit games to pace the Lowell offense. Rivera went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI and Lucena went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and an RBI. The switch-hitting Lucena has played in just four games for Lowell so far this season and is 5-for-11 with two RBIs.