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Tuesday Red Sox Farm Report: PawSox' Henry Ramos hits for cycle; Nate Freiman homers for Portland

July 05, 2016 - 5:51 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 (44-41): W, 7-4, at Charlotte (White Sox) -- A day after hitting a 16th-inning walk-off home run, Henry Ramos hit for the cycle Monday, becoming the first Pawtucket batter to do so since 1999. Ramos hit a first-pitch home run in the opening inning, a leadoff double in the fourth inning and a two-run triple in the fifth inning before bunting for a single in the ninth. Boston's No. 22 prospect at MLB.com, Ramos finished 4-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Ramos, 24, now has four consecutive games with an extra-base hit. Since being called up to Pawtucket on June 6, the Puerto Rico native is hitting .309 with 22 RBIs. He has 19 RBIs in his last 12 games, and on the season Ramos is slashing .292/.327/.459 in 68 minor league games. -- Chris Marrero finished 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored. His seventh-inning home run was his 14th of the season and his second in two games. His home run total ranks fourth in the league. The 28-year-old Marrero, who will play in the Triple-A All-Star Game next week, is batting .278/.338/.475 in 79 games. His 37 RBIs and 38 runs scored lead the team. -- Mike Miller went 2-for-5 with a triple and two runs. He scored on a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning after his first triple of the year. The 26-year-old is hitting .246/.307/.302 in 55 minor league games. -- Roenis Elias got the start for Pawtucket, going six innings and allowing four runs and eight hits. He held Charlotte to one run in the first five innings before letting up three in the sixth frame. Elias, 27, is now 6-0 in his last eight Pawtucket starts, and is 6-3 with a 3.91 ERA overall. His 78 1/3 innings pitched leads Pawtucket. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (30-53): L, 4-3, at New Hampshire (Blue Jays) -- Mitch Atkins had a quality start for Portland, surrendering three runs on seven hits in six innings in a no-decision. He also fanned five and walked one. He's collected at least five strikeouts in his previous five outings, and is 2-4 with a 4.37 ERA in 19 games. Atkins, 30, leads all Portland pitchers in strikeouts (70). -- Nate Freiman hit a two-out home run in the opening inning to give Portland an early 2-0 lead. It was his eighth blast of the season. The 29-year-old from Wellesley has hit four home runs in his last eight outings and is averaging .254/.324/.444 in 56 minor league games. His eight home runs and 31 RBIs rank first among the team. -- Jake Romanski went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk. He tied the game in the seventh with an RBI double, his 12th of the year. The 25-year-old catcher is slashing .313/.349/.388 in 54 games, and his 12 doubles are tied for first among Sea Dogs batters. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (50-30): L, 9-6, at Carolina (Braves) -- Jose Sermo had another strong day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBIs. He crushed a three-run homer to right-center field in the first inning to help Salem jump to a 4-0 lead. Signed by the Red Sox on June 23, the 25-year-old Sermo has hit home runs in back-to-back contests and has four runs in his last four games. He is hitting .226/.242/.548 in nine games. -- Travis Lakins was cruising until the third frame, when he let up a two-run home run. The right-hander finished his outing letting up four runs on seven hits in five innings, striking out three and walking two in the process. Lakins, 22, is 5-3 with a 5.58 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 14 starts. He is Boston's No. 11 prospect at MLB.com. -- Nick Longhi went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs.  Boston's No. 16 prospect at MLB.com, Longhi plated Rafael Devers in the first inning with a single, then hit his second home run of the season in the eighth inning. A native of Springfield, the 20-year-old Longhi is batting.284/.359/.396 with Salem, and has 48 RBIs and 36 runs scored. -- Devers finished the game 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Boston's No. 3 prospect at MLB.com, Devers has hit safely in four straight games and is averaging .371 in his last 10 contests. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (41-39): L, 6-5, at Rome (Braves) -- Luis Alexander Basabe led the way offensively with three hits, a home run and two RBIs. He drilled a 422-foot home run to center field in the ninth inning to cut the Braves' lead to one. Basabe, 19, is slashing .226/.287/.417 in 61 games with 36 runs and 25 RBIs. He is Boston's No. 8 prospect at MLB.com. -- Basabe's twin brother, Luis Alejandro Basabe, also had a strong day, going 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored. It is his third straight multi-hit game. The Venezuela native is .315/.413/.470 with Greenville and ranks fist on the team in stolen bases (14). -- Logan Boyd had a rough outing on the mound for Greenville, letting up six runs and 10 hits in only four innings. He hasn't gone more than five innings in a start since June 15, and the southpaw has allowed 13 runs in his last three starts. Boyd, 22, is 7-5 with a 5.63 ERA in 16 starts and leads Greenville pitchers in innings pitched with 76 2/3. -- Jeremy Rivera also collected two hits, crossing home once in the process. The 21-year-old Puerto Rico native is hitting .235/.288/.276 in 59 games with the Drive. SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (12-6): L, 4-2, at Auburn (Nationals) -- Starting pitcher Enmanuel De Jesus got off to a strong start before allowing two runs in the third inning. He was pulled after 4 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits, striking out five but also walking five. In four starts, the 19-year-old left hander is 2-1 with a 2.42 ERA, and opponents are averaging .205 against him. -- Tyler Hill collected two hits, crossing home plate in the sixth inning. Hill, 20, is averaging .317/.353/460 and has knocked in 11 runs. -- Relief pitcher Dioscar Romero got the loss, surrendering two runs -- neither of them earned --  in 1 1/3 innings. On the season, the 21-year-old righty is 3-1 with a 3.68 ERA. He has 31 strikeouts in 29 1/3 total innings pitched.

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