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Red Sox minor lines: Andrew Benintendi returns to action

After missing a few games, Andrew Benintendi was back in Lowell's lineup, and skipping no beats.

Pawtucket L 3-9

Deven Marrero: 0-4, 2 K
Allen Craig: 3-4
Garin Cecchini: 1-4, K
Marco Hernandez: 0-4, 3 K

Edwin Escobar: 3 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
Tommy Layne: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Heath Hembree: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

So ravaged is Pawtucket's rotation that they've had to move Edwin Escobar back into a starting role. It isn't going well, and looks even worse when the other team throws Stephen Strasburg out there.

Greenville L 1-5

Michael Chavis: 0-4, 2 K
Rafael Devers: 0-3
Nick Longhi: 1-4
Javier Guerra: 0-4, 2 K

Rafael Devers didn't have to do all that much to solidify himself as one of baseball's better hitting prospects this season. And he pretty much accomplished that in the early months of the season. But where it looked like he might just blow through Greenville and hit Salem before his 19th birthday, he's since faltered, failing to post an OBP over .300 in any month since May. He'll probably still get the bump to Salem in 2016, but it might not be quite as obvious that he's ready for it as we'd have expected.

Lowell L 6-7

Luis Alexander Basabe: 0-5, 3 K, A
Andrew Benintendi: 3-5, 3B
Victor Acosta: 1-5, K, SB
Tucker Tubbs: 2-3, 2B
Tate Matheny: 1-4, 2B, K
Kyri Washington: 2-3, SB
Mitchell Gunsolus: 0-1, K

Andrew Benintendi's brief absence ends, and it seems that there's no rust from the layoff. I know the Sox are usually reluctant to fast-track guys this early in their career, but man, there's just not much challenge for him at Lowell.