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Friday Red Sox Farm Report: Rusney Castillo homers twice in PawSox win

Nick Neville
June 16, 2017 - 9:34 am

Here is what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Thursday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (33-29): W, 6-2 at Syracuse

-- Rusney Castillo led the charge for the PawSox against former Red Sox pitcher Sean O’Sullivan. The 29-year-old went 3-for-4 with two home runs, upping his season total to nine.

-- Deven Marrero had a pair of hits, scored two runs and contributed an RBI in the victory. This was his first game back with Pawtucket since May 3 after a stint with the big league club.

-- Lefty Jalen Beeks, making just his third start in Triple-A after dominating in Portland to start the year, allowed two runs on five hits in 6 2/3 innings. In 12 starts this season, he is 7-2 with a 2.51 ERA, .203 average against and 73 strikeouts.

DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (29-32): L, 7-1 at Altoona

-- On a night where the Portland offense was otherwise stagnant, Rafael Devers’ 12th home run in the fourth inning accounted for the lone run. After a 2-for-4 night, the phenom is hitting .308 with a .369 OBP, 12 homers and 40 RBI.

-- Trey Ball, a Sox first-round pick in 2013, struggled on the mound. The 22-year-old lasted only four innings, allowed five runs on eight hits and walked four. He fell to 1-6 on the season and his ERA is 5.93.

-- Jake Drehoff limited the damage out of the pen, throwing three scoreless innings and only allowing one runner to reach base.

HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (40-26): L, 8-0 at Wilmington

-- The Salem bats also went quiet on Thursday, grabbing only three hits against Cristian Castillo, who went eight shutout innings. Josh Ockimey, Bryan Hudson and Mike Meyers were the only Sox with hits.

-- With a 1-for-3 night, Ockimey raised his average back to an even .300. His 50 RBI and seven home runs are second on the team.

-- 19-year-old Roniel Raudes started for Salem and went 4 1/3 innings, allowing five runs on nine hits. The righty walked three and struck out four, raising his season ERA to 4.91.

SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (39-27): L, 7-2 vs. Columbia

-- On a night when they had 13 hits, the Drive could only muster a couple of runs from two Roldani Baldwin solo shots. The catcher now has eight homers and 31 RBI this year.

-- The bottom third of the order went 7-for-12. Third baseman Mitchell Gunsolus had three hits, while first baseman Tucker Tubbs and second baseman Steven Reveles had two.

-- It was a rough night on the hill for Logan Boyd, who went 5 1/3 innings and gave up five runs on seven hits.

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