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Wednesday Red Sox Farm Report: Andrew Benintendi goes 4-for-5; Rafael Devers hits walk-off single for Salem

June 29, 2016 - 6:17 am
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Here's a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Tuesday. TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (40-39): L, 3-0, at Rochester (Twins) -- Starting pitcher Justin Haley allowed three runs on six hits in five innings while fanning three and walking three in his third start with Pawtucket. He gave up two runs in the second inning after a 1-2-3 opening frame. The right-hander is 6-6 with a 2.82 ERA in 15 starts this season between both Portland and Pawtucket. -- It was a quiet night offensively for Pawtucket, who were held to a season-low one hit. The one hit was a double from Jantzen Witte in the seventh inning, his 17th of the season. He has now hit safely in six of his last seven games and is slashing .272/.356/.415 in 62 games with both Pawtucket and Portland. -- Robby Scott relieved Haley and tossed two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out three. The 26-year old now has a 3.17 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 19 appearances and has stuck out 48 batters in 48 1/3 innings. Opponents are averaging .207 at the plate against him. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (27-49): L, 10-9, at Trenton (Yankees) -- Andrew Benintendi, Boston's No. 3 prospect at MLB.com, went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two runs, an RBI and a stolen base on Tuesday. It was his tenth multi-hit performance in his last 17 games, and his second four-hit game this year. On the season, the 21-year-old prospect is slashing .302/.366/.487 in 70 games between High-A Salem and Portland. He also has 54 RBIs, 50 runs, and 31 steals. -- Benintendi wasn't the only player to collect multiple hits, as outfielder Rainel Rosario went 4-for-4 with four RBIs. He hit RBI singles in the second and fifth innings and also knocked in two in the sixth inning to help give Portland a 6-2 lead. Rosario, 27, snapped a four-game streak in which he did not get on base. He is slashing .254/.311/.322 in 52 games, and his 23 RBIs sit tied for second on the team. -- Jalen Beeks made his second start for Portland, letting up two runs on seven hits in five innings, striking out two and walking two as well. The 22-year-old southpaw has not allowed more than three runs in an outing since May 20. Boston's No.30 prospect at MLB.com is 4-5 with a 3.26 ERA and 1.41 WHIP between Salem and Portland. -- It was a wild game as the Sea Dogs led 6-5 going into the top of the ninth and scored three runs to take a 9-6 lead, but then Austin Maddox and Williams Jerez combined to allow five runs in the bottom half of the inning to allow Trenton to walk-off with a win. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (47-27): W, 5-3; W, 7-6, vs. Myrtle Beach (Cubs) -- In Game 1, Joseph Monge hit a solo home run in the third inning to give Salem a 2-1 lead. It was Monge's fourth home run this season. He finished 1-for-3 with two runs, an RBI, and a walk. Monge, 21, is slashing .313/.375/.445 in 60 total games, and since being called up to Salem from Greenville. The Bronx native is hitting .271/.347/.388 in 23 games. -- Relief pitcher Mario Alcantara hurled 2 1/3 scoreless innings to secure the win for Salem. The 23-year-old righty held Myrtle Beach hitless and struck out and walked one. Alcantara is now 7-0 in 17 appearances, compiling a 2.76 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP. Batters are averaging only .171 when facing Alcantara. -- Game 2 resulted in a walk-off single from Rafael Devers. His left-field single brought home Wendell Rijo in the seventh inning to give Salem its second win of the day. Boston's No.2 prospect at MLB.com finished the night 2-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI. Devers, 19, recorded his fourth multi-hit game in his last seven games. -- Rijo, Boston's No.17 prospect at MLB.com, was the only other Salem batter to notch multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and an RBI. The 22-year-old ended a three-game hitless streak, and is now slashing .185/.248/.265 in 55 games between Portland and Salem. He is batting .167 since being assigned to Salem from Portland on June 21. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (40-34): Postponed due to rain. Next game is Wednesday at Charleston (Yankees). SINGLE-A (SHORT SEASON) LOWELL SPINNERS (10-2): W, 4-2, at Connecticut (Tigers) -- Gerson Bautista earned his fourth save of the season Tuesday, holding the Tigers to no runs and one hit in the final two frames of the game. He also struck out two and walked just one. The 21-year-old right-hander is 4-for-4 in save opportunities, and has yet to allow a run. His WHIP is 0.63, and batters have only put together a .136 batting average against him. -- Nick Lovullo led the way offensively for Lowell, going 2-for-4 with a triple, a run, an RBI, and a walk. The 22-year-old scored the first run of the game on a sacrifice fly in the opening frame, and then slapped an RBI single in the third inning. The son of Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, Nick was drafted in the 20th round of this year's draft, and has hit safely in his last three games. He is slashing .222/.333/.296 in eight games with the Spinners. -- Outfielder Yoan Aybar went 2-for-4 with a double, the only other extra-base hit by Lowell besides Lovullo's triple. Aybar, 18, is hitting .263/.317/.342 in 10 games. He is Boston's No.21 prospect at MLB.com.