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Tuesday Red Sox Farm Report: Jackie Bradley Jr. homers; Rafael Devers extends hitting streak to 13 games

June 02, 2015 - 5:44 am
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A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Monday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (27-25): W, 5-3, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) -- With the game tied, 3-3, in the top of the eighth inning, Luis Jimenez hit a one-out, two-run home run to left field to give Pawtucket the lead. Left fielder Bryce Brentz scored on the blast after a leadoff single. Brentz finished the night 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored. The home run was Jimenez'€™s only hit of the day. --€” All five of Pawtucket'€™s runs came on home runs, as Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a solo shot in the third inning and Humberto Quintero hit a two-run home run in the sixth. -- Dalier Hinojosa earned the win despite giving up an RBI double in the seventh inning. The right-hander finished with one unearned run on two hits with no walks and three strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings of relief. Hinojosa is now 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA in 21 1/3 innings of work over 11 games. --€” Right-hander Jess Todd started Monday, giving up two runs, six hits and three walks with two strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings. Although he did not get the decision, Todd lowered his ERA to 4.10. --€” Righty Heath Hembree recorded his seventh save of the year with a perfect ninth inning. Hembree'€™s ERA is now 0.93 in 19 1/3 innings with Pawtucket. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (22-29): Scheduled off day. Next action Tuesday vs. Richmond (Giants) HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (26-25): L, 9-8, at Winston-Salem (White Sox) --€” Left-hander Mike Adams suffered the loss after relieving starter Denny Bautista. In just two innings, Adams allowed five runs on five hits and three walks with one strikeout. A seventh-round pick in 2013, Adams is now 1-3 with a 4.68 ERA in 14 appearances for Salem. Bautista went 5 1/3 innings and allowed four earned runs, seven hits and one walk and struck out three. In two starts with Salem this season, the Dominican right-hander is 1-0 with a 4.91 ERA. --€” First baseman Sam Travis went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, two RBIs and a run scored. The 21-year-old 2014 second-round draft pick is hitting .282 and leads the team with 28 RBIs. --€” Right fielder Cole Sturgeon went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and center fielder Manuel Margot went 2-for-5 with a run scored. Second baseman Wendell Rijo hit a two-run home run to left in the top of the second inning and third baseman Jordan Betts hit a solo shot to center later in the same frame. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (31-20): W, 10-9, vs. Kannapolis (White Sox) --€” Second baseman Mauricio Dubon continued his hot streak at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a triple, a walk and three runs scored. The 20-year-old has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games and has posted multi-hit games in his last three contests. Dubon is hitting .366 with eight RBIs in that 10-game span. -- With a double in the fifth inning, 18-year-old Rafael Devers extended his hitting streak to 13 games. Devers, who played third base Monday, is hitting .337 with 23 RBIs in 42 games with Greenville. -- Right-hander Jeffry Fernandez secured his first win of the season, giving up six earned runs on seven hits and two walks. The 22-year-old Dominican is now 1-5 with a 5.14 ERA in nine starts for Greenville this season. -- Mario Alcantara recorded the save, pitching the final 1 1/3 innings and giving up one hit and one walk with two strikeouts. The 22-year-old right-hander has pitched 27 1/3 innings over 15 appearances this season and has 25 strikeouts and a 1.65 ERA.