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Red Sox minor lines: Manuel Margot hits for the cycle

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Manuel Margot achieved a rare feat Sunday in Portland.

Pawtucket L 0-7

Marco Hernandez: 0-4
Garin Cecchini: 3-4

Portland W 10-5

Manuel Margot: 4-5, 2B, 3B, HR, CS
Carlos Asuaje: 0-3, BB, 2 K

Williams Jerez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

The cycle is kind of a silly accomplishment, but the fact that the "one of everything" requirement is ultimately pretty arbitrary certainly doesn't make it easy. Margot is doing everything in his power to turn what was going to be a mediocre finish to his season--even now he's only hit .265/.315/.414 in the second half--into something more impressive courtesy a .500/.500/.875 line in September. Time will run out before he can really push it over the top, but at least he made the push.

Salem W 8-0

Teddy Stankiewicz: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Much of what could be said for Margot can be said for Stankiewicz here, too. Just too many late-season disasters, but he got about as close as possible to getting his season back into truly positive territory with this start as he could hope for.

Greenville W 5-4

Yoan Moncada: 2-4, 2 K, SB
Michael Chavis: 1-4, HR, 2 K
Rafael Devers: 2-4
Andrew Benintendi: 3-4, 2 2B
Javier Guerra: 1-3, 2B

And then there are those whose seasons don't need the help, but keep on plugging. Andrew Benintendi might not be of this Earth.

Lowell W 7-1

Josh Ockimey: 2-4, 2B, BB, K
Mitchell Gunsolus: 2-4, 2B, K
Austin Rei: 1-2, 2 BB

Logan Allen: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Logan Allen made only the single-level jump from the GCL to Lowell, so it's perhaps no surprise he kept his tear up a little bitter that Anderson Espinoza. Still, this game is noteworthy for the simple fact that Allen allowed a run. And the fact that Allen allowing a run is noteworthy says about all that needs to be said.