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Wednesday Red Sox Farm Report: Andrew Benintendi sets Salem Red Sox record with 21-game hitting streak

May 04, 2016 - 5:37 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 (12-13): L, 6-4, at Lehigh Valley (Phillies) -- With the PawSox down to their final strike in the ninth inning, Chris Marrero launched a game-tying home run off the top of the wall in center field. However, Pawtucket ended up suffering the third walk-off loss in the first six games of its road trip when Nick Williams hit a two-run home run in the 10th inning for the Iron Pigs. -- The Marrero cousins drove in all four PawSox runs. Chris Marrero had an RBI double in the fifth inning, and Deven Marrero hit a two-run double in the eighth to draw his team within a run at 4-3. Chris Marrero is 8-for-11 with four doubles and two home runs in three games at Lehigh Valley's Coca-Cola Park this season. -- Left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez, making his second rehab start as he gets ready for a return to Boston, surrendered three runs in the first inning but then settled in and allowed just two baserunners (both on singles) over the remainder of his six-inning stint. -- Sam Travis twice came up with two runners on base and two outs in the late innings -- including the 10th -- but could not deliver. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (8-17): L, 13-2, vs. Binghamton (Mets) -- Teddy Stankiewicz entered Tuesday's game on a run of four straight quality starts, pitching exactly six innings each time out and never giving up more than one earned run. However, that ended early as he allowed eight runs on nine hits (two home runs) and two walks in 3 2/3 innings. The 22-year-old right-hander, a second-round draft pick of the Sox in 2013, fell to 0-1 and saw his ERA jump from 1.13 to 3.58. -- Designated hitter Henry Ramos, batting leadoff, had two of Portland's six hits, as he went 2-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout. The 24-year-old from Puerto Rico now is hitting .254. Catcher Jake Romanski went 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI to improve his average to .333. -- The Sea Dogs lost to the Mets for the eighth straight time, dating back to last season, and for the 13th straight time in Portland. The Sea Dogs will try to end that streak Wednesday night when they send Ty Buttrey (0-4, 4.24 ERA) to the hill on Martial Arts & Ninja Turtle Night at Hadlock Field. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (17-8), W, 15-3 in Game 1, W, 7-6 in Game 2, vs. Carolina (Braves) -- Center fielder Andrew Benintendi had a pair of hits in each game of the doubleheader sweep to improve his hitting streak to 21 games, the longest in Salem Red Sox history. He's now hitting .371. -- Second baseman Yoan Moncada also had hits in both games, including a grand slam in the fifth inning of the opener, to improve his average to .329. -- In Game 1, Mauricio Dubon went 3-for-5 to lead Salem's 14-hit attack. Nick Longhi went 2-for-3 with two walks, a two-run double, a triple and three RBIs. Bryan Hudson was 2-for-2 with two walks, a stolen base and four runs scored. -- Left-hander Jalen Beeks improved to 3-1 with a five-inning outing in which he allowed three runs on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Righty Taylor Grover pitched the final two innings (both games were seven innings as per league doubleheader rules) and allowed one hit and no runs, with one strikeout. -- In the nightcap, Salem trailed by a run in the bottom of the sixth. Deiner Lopez led off with triple, Moncada doubled him home and went to third on a throwing error, and Dubon hit a sacrifice fly for the winning run. -- Right-hander German Taveras started and pitched 3 1/3 innings, allowing five runs (three earned) on two hits and two walks with two strikeouts. Righty Yankory Pimentel picked up the win (1-0) after pitching 2 2/3 innings and giving up one unearned run on three hits with two strikeouts. -- The Mudcats loaded the bases with one out in the seventh inning off closer Austin Maddox, but the right-hander got out of the jam unscathed to pick up his fourth save. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (11-12): No game scheduled. Next host Augusta (Giants) on Wednesday night.