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Red Sox minor lines: Rusney Castillo gets off the schneid

After missing most of the early season with an injury, Rusney Castillo broke an 0-for with a good day in Pawtucket.

Pawtucket W 6-2

Rusney Castillo: 2-4, BB, K, SB
Bryce Brentz: 1-4, 2B, K
Travis Shaw: 1-5, 2 K
Garin Cecchini: 2-5, K, SB
Deven Marrero: 1-4, BB, 2 K, SB

Henry Owens: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

A couple decent bounce-back performances for Rusney Castillo and Henry Owens. Castillo had been 0-for-14 since coming back from injury (after starting the year with five hits in his first two games), while Henry Owens has been struggling to find any rhythm this season. Neither one exactly produced an eye-popping performance, but it can at least be something to build off of.

Portland W 4-1

Carlos Asuaje: 2-5, 2 K
Keury De La Cruz: 0-4, BB, K

Portland L 1-3

Carlos Asuaje: 1-4, K
Keury De La Cruz: 1-3, K

Carlos Asuaje's performances almost never stand out. A lot of that comes from the fact that he's managed five extra-base hits so far this year, no homers, and never seems to pick up more than a couple of knocks each game. But through one month in Portland, he's sporting a nifty .392 OBP. Some guys just know how to get on base, and Asuaje is finally doing so against somewhat age-appropriate competition.

Salem W 4-2

Manuel Margot: 0-3, K
Sam Travis: 2-4, 3B
Wendell Rijo: 1-2, 2B

Trey Ball: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K

Salem L 2-5

Manuel Margot: 0-3, BB, A
Sam Travis: 0-4, 2 K

Teddy Stankiewicz: 3.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Margot's hot start seems to have left him behind. He's just 3-for-25 at the plate over the past seven games. This is not all that unlike what happened last year, though, when he hit .239/.323/.318 after a strong start to the year in Greenville. The only difference is that this year's start was that much hotter, and there's still a lot of May left for him to cut this slump short.

Greenville W 9-6

Nick Longhi: 1-4, BB
Rafael Devers: 3-5, K, E
Michael Chavis: 2-5, 2 2B
Javier Guerra: 1-4, 2 K, SB

It's not quite 5-for-6 with two homers, but Devers is clearly feeling it at the plate now. The batting average is up 60 points in all of two games.