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Tuesday Red Sox Farm Report: Chris Marrero drives in 4 runs for Pawtucket; Ryan Hanigan 2-for-4 in rehab assignment with Lowell

August 30, 2016 - 5:32 am
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Here's a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Monday. TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (71-64): W, 9-3, at Syracuse (Nationals) -- Right-hander Sean O'Sullivan paved the way with 6 1/3 scoreless innings. The 28-year-old gave up five hits and four walks while striking out five. O'Sullivan has won his last two starts and is 8-6 with a 4.14 ERA in 18 minor league starts. -- The PawSox collected 16 hits, led by Ryan LaMarre, who went 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored. He finished the series against the Chiefs 7-for-16 with four RBIs and five runs. The 27-year-old outfielder, who has played five major league games with the Red Sox this year, has five multi-hit performances in his last seven games. He is slashing .308/.374/.457 in 82 games with the PawSox. -- Chris Marrero finished the night 2-for-4 with four RBIs and a run scored. It is his first four-RBI game since July 7. Marrero, 28, has collected two hits in each of his last three games. He now is batting .287/.344/.501 in 467 at-bats. -- Noe Ramirez pitched the last 1 2/3 innings for Pawtucket, holding Syracuse hitless while fanning two. The 26-year-old right-hander now has three consecutive outings without an earned run. He is 2-3 with a 1.94 ERA in 29 appearances. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (53-79): L, 7-1, at Reading (Phillies) -- Kevin McAvoy was handed the loss after allowing seven runs, all in the second inning. He allowed only one baserunner after that frame in his six innings of work, and retired 14 of the last 15 batters he faced. The 23-year-old has surrendered 11 runs in his last two outings. McAvoy now is 8-8 with a 5.90 ERA in 21 starts with Portland. He has thrown two complete games this season. -- Jake Romanski went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the eighth inning. It was his fourth blast of the season. He has hit safely in four of his last five games. The 25-year-old catcher now is hitting .302/.333/.406 in 86 games. -- Mike McCarthy came on after McAvoy to toss two scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk. The 28-year-old righty has three scoreless outings in his last four appearances. He now is 0-3 with a 6.03 ERA in 11 outings with both Pawtucket and Portland. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (83-49): No game scheduled. The Red Sox took the day off Monday and will resume play with a three-game series against Winston-Salem (White Sox) that starts Tuesday. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (68-64): No game scheduled. The Drive next play Tuesday when they host a three-game series vs. Rome (Braves). It is the last home series for the Drive this season. SHORT-SEASON LOWELL SPINNERS (43-26): W, 9-2, vs. Hudson Valley (Rays) -- In his first rehab assignment with the Spinners, Ryan Hanigan went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run. He drove in a pair of runs in the bottom of the first to give Lowell the lead for good. Hanigan, 36, was placed on the disabled list on Aug. 5 with left ankle tendinitis. He was averaging .158/.216/.221 in 29 games with the Red Sox. -- Dakota Smith had a solid outing on the mound, holding Hudson Valley to one run on eight hits. He struck out five and walked none. Smith was signed to the Spinners from the independent Gateway Grizzlies earlier in the season. He has made the transition to pitcher after playing outfield at the University of Kansas. He is 4-2 with a 1.82 ERA in eight games with the Spinners. -- Victor Acosta went 1-for-5 with a triple (his third of the year), an RBI and two runs scored.  The 20-year-old infielder has collected a hit in his last three games. He is slashing .263/.309/.355 in 45 games with the Spinners.