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Red Sox minor lines: Deven Marrero rebounds, Trey Ball rolls on

It hasn't been all sunshine in Pawtucket for Deven Marrero, but the clouds may have broken on Sunday.

Pawtucket W 6-4

Mookie betts: 1-5, K, A
Alex Hassan: 2-4, 2B
Travis Shaw: 1-4, 2B
Garin Cecchini: 1-4, K
Deven Marrero: 2-3, 2B, HR, BB
Blake Swihart: 2-4, 3B, 2 K

Henry Owens: 5 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Alex Wilson: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

It's been rough going for Marrero after a reasonably quick start in Pawtucket. Hopefully today is a sign that's turning around, though even if it doesn't a post-promotion slump does little to diminish the transformative nature of 2014 for Marrero, who has emerged as the prospect he was supposed to be when drafted in the first round.

Portland L 0-6

Michael Almanzar: 0-1, 2 BB, K
Keury De La Cruz: 0-4, K

Almanzar may be 24, and it may feel like he's even older given how long he's been around, but he was interesting enough for the Orioles to take a Rule 5 chance on him, and has produced an .834 OPS since his return to the Red Sox and Portland.

Greenville W 5-0

Manuel Margot: 1-4, K, SB
Tzu-Wei Lin: 1-4, 2B, K
Wendell Rijo: 1-3, HR, BB
Sam Travis: 1-4, K
Cole Sturgeon: 0-4, 2 K, SB

Trey Ball: 6.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Well hello there Trey Ball. Guess who hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in five starts? The peripherals are still short of spectacular, but given how his pro career has started, we should be happy to take a 3.40 ERA and 35:18 K:BB in his last 10 games.

Lowell W 6-5

Danny Mars: 0-4, K