[Note: All Times EDT / All pitchers listed subject to change]
Pawtucket Red Sox (68-62)
Sean O’Sullivan pitched 5 ⅓ innings of one-run ball, giving up three hits and two walks; striking out six and hitting a batter. William Cuevas tossed 2 ⅔ innings of relief, allowing a Taylor Featherston solo shot and striking out three. Chandler Shepherd gave up two runs in the final frame on two hits – including a Darin Ruf blast – and struck out two.
Chris Dominguez slugged his 12th and 13th home runs of the year and added a double for good measure in his four at-bats. Ryan LaMarre also sent two balls flying into the Rhode Island sky, and added a third hit, but just a single. Rusney Castillo hit a double and two singles out of the leadoff spot. Marco Hernandez added two singles to the hit parade in his five at-bats. Deven Marrero and Dan Butler each went 1-for-3 with a walk; Butler with a double. Bryce Brentz hit a single in five at-bats. Jantzen Witte was hitless in four official at-bats, but was hit by a pitch and scored a run. Chris Marrero was futile in each trip to the plate.
Portland Sea Dogs (51-76)
Kevin McAvoy allowed six runs – three earned – on eight hits, a walk, and a hit batsman while striking out three over 6 ⅔ innings. Jake Drehoff got just two outs, striking out one and allowing a run on a hit and a walk. Ben Taylor blew a save opportunity, allowing Drehoff’s walked batter to score, but earned the win. The righty tossed the final 1 ⅔ innings, giving up a hit and a walk while striking out one.
Nate Freiman powered a three-run shot in the bottom of the ninth to give Portland the victory. He added a double in three at-bats to go along with two walks. Mauricio Dubon and Ryan Court each went 2-for-4; Dubon with a steal, Court with two doubles. Aneury Tavarez hit two singles in five plate appearances, driving in two runs. Tim Roberson and Cole Sturgeon each drew a walk and hit a single in four trips to the plate. Tzu-Wei Lin and Danny Bethea each went 1-for-4; Lin with a walk. Rainel Rosario was the lone Dog who was hitless on the night.
Salem Red Sox (35-22 / 78-48)
Michael Kopech was brilliant over seven scoreless innings as he gave up just one hit and two walks while striking out ten. Simon Mercedes gave up one run over his two innings of relief on a Bryan Mejia solo moonshot, and struck out one.
Jose Sermo blasted a solo jack and collected two singles in four at-bats. Joseph Monge, Jayce Ray, and Jordan Procyshen each went 2-for-4; Monge with a walk, Ray with a steal, Procyshen with two doubles. Michael Chavis hit a single and drew a walk in four trips to the plate. Nick Longhi and Deiner Lopez each hit a single in four at-bats; Lopez added a steal. Bryan Hudson saw ball four once in five trips to the plate but was otherwise useless. Rafael Devers was totally futile in his plate appearances.
Greenville Drive (30-29 / 67-61)
Daniel Gonzalez tossed six innings, allowing two runs – one earned – on five hits and one walk; striking out five. Marc Brakeman pitched a scoreless seventh inning, allowing two hits. Gerson Bautista finished off the GreenJackets with two perfect innings of relief, striking out three.
Kyri Washington was nearly perfect at the plate, hitting two singles, a triple, drawing a walk, and hitting a sacrifice fly. Josh Ockimey hit a two-run bomb and a single while adding a free pass in five trips to the plate. Luis Alexander Basabe, Nick Lovullo, Tate Matheny, Roldani Baldwin, and Jeremy Rivera each went 2-for-5; Basabe and Matheny with a double. Derek Miller drew two walks in five plate appearances. Austin Rei struck out four times in five at-bats.
Lowell Spinners (37-25)
Dakota Smith went five innings, allowing four runs – two earned – on six hits and two walks; striking out four. Matthew Gorst tossed the last three innings and gave up just one hit – a Tyler Ramirez dinger – while striking out five.
Tyler Hill, Jerry Downs, and Bobby Dalbec each went 1-for-3 with a walk; Hill with a double. C.J. Chatham, Yoan Aybar, and Andy Perez each hit a single in four at-bats. Victor Acosta and Nick Sciortino were unable to get anything going in four at-bats, while Matt McLean was equally useful in five trips to the plate.
GCL Red Sox (29-24)
Victor Garcia threw the first five frames, allowing two runs – one earned – on four hits and a walk; striking out three. Ryan Oduber surrendered two more runs on three hits and a pair of wild pitches in 2 2/3 innings of relief; whiffing a trio. German Taveras gave up an unearned run on two hits in his 1 1/3 innings; striking out one.
Santiago Espinal and Lorenzo Cedrola each punched a pair of singles in four at-bats. Juan Carlos Abreu procured a single and a walk in four plate appearances. Jagger Rusconi – in his first action in nearly two months – and Stanley Espinal each slapped a single in four trips. Raiwinson Lameda dropped a sacrifice bunt amid three fruitless forays. Samuel Miranda failed to get a hit in his only at-bat after replacing Alan Marrero who also failed in his three tries. Chad Hardy was held hitless in three at-bats. Imeldo Diaz was unable to reach in his four attempts.
DSL Red Sox 1 (49-18)
In a big division battle, Sox offense is impotent as the Royals keep their division dreams alive with a 4-1 victory
Edilson Batista surrendered two runs on five hits and a walk in his four inning start; striking out three and unleashing a wild pitch. Carlos Cortes also yielded two runs – one earned – in four innings of work, giving up four hits and two walks while whiffing three.
Ricardo Cubillan reached in all three trips to the plate; swatting a single, earning a free pass, and taking a pitch for the team. Luis Hernandez and Carlos Pulido each put a hit in play in four at-bats; Pulido accounting for the sole run with his first homer of the season in the seventh. Eddy Reynoso, Ramfis Berroa, Willis Figueroa, Ivan Jimenez, and Ivan Houellemont each failed to reach in their three trips to the plate. Kervin Suarez was frustrated in all four attempts.
DSL Red Sox 2 (47-22)
Bryan Mata cruised through the first two innings, but ran into trouble in the third as his compatriots made two errors behind him. He ended up pitching three innings, giving up two unearned runs on four hits and a walk; striking out three and throwing one to the backstop. Andres Jimenez’s inning of relief was torturous, as the righty gave up four runs on two hits, two walks, and a wild pitch. Roberto Medina “settled things down” with two scoreless innings of relief that featured four walks – three in his second inning – and one strikeout – in his first inning. The scoring continued on Victor Familia’s watch as he allowed two runs on one hit and three walks while striking out two and unleashing a wild pitch. Rafael Gomez finished the game off with a one-run inning, giving up a hit and a walk while whiffing one.
Yeison Coca smoked a triple, hit two singles, and saw ball four in his five trips to the plate. Pedro Castellanos drove in four runs with his three doubles in five at-bats. Juan Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a walk. Reinaldo Uguento smacked a double and a single in five plate appearances from atop the order while adding a stolen base in for good measure. Rafael Rincones and Ronaldo Pulgar each drew two walks and had two hitless at-bats. Keibert Petit and Angel Hernandez were each futile in their four at-bats; Hernandez with the golden sombrero.