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Red Sox Minor Lines: The regular season ends

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Salem and Lowell get set to start their playoff runs.

Pawtucket W 5-4 (F/10)

Cole Sturgeon, CF: 4-5, 3 HR, 3 R, 4 RBI

C.J. Chatham, SS: 1-4, 1 E

Josh Ockimey, 1B: 0-3, 1 BB

Bobby Dalbec, 3B: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K, 1 E

Teddy Stankiewicz: 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (50 pitches)

Tanner Houck: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K (54 pitches)

Bobby Poyner: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K (38 pitches)

The PawSox won’t be in the playoffs this year, but they ended their 2019 season with an absolute bang. More specifically, Sturgeon ended the year with a bang. The outfielder, who was quietly solid all year, blasted three homers on the day including a walk-off shot in the tenth and a game-tying dinger in the eighth. They also got a strong start from Stankiewicz, though he was on three-days rest so he was limited in his workload.

Portland L 7-8 (F/10)

Jarren Duran, CF: 2-6, 1 3B, 1 R

Jeremy Rivera, SS: 3-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI

Tommy Joseph, DH: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 R

Luke Tendler, LF: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI

Jagger Rusconi, 2B: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI

Eduard Bazardo: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (19 pitches)

It was a disappointing end to a tough year for the Sea Dogs, who saw some of the biggest names in the system roll through including Dalbec, Duran and Bryan Mata. They couldn’t turn it into a postseason berth, but they were fun to watch for a lot of the year.

Salem W 3-1

Devlin Granberg, CF: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K

Triston Casas, 1B: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI, 2 K

Elih Marrero, C: 2-3, 1 2B

Tanner Nishioka, 3B: 2-3

Alex Scherff: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K (91 pitches)

Joan Martinez: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (23 pitches)

Salem will be going to the playoffs this year thanks to finishing the second half with their division’s best record. They haven’t had the most exciting roster for most of that run, but they should be fun to follow for their postseason run with Casas mashing in the middle of that lineup — his homer on Monday was his 20th of the year — and now Scherff in their rotation. Game One of their playoff series against Wilmington (Royals) is Wednesday.

Greenville CANC

Lowell W 4-2

Gilberto Jimenez, CF: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 CS

Cameron Cannon, DH: 0-3, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB

Roldani Baldwin, C: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Nicholas Northcut, 3B: 1-3, 1 BB

Matthew Lugo, SS: 1-4, 2 K

Lowell has been the most exciting minor-league team to follow this year, and their season has not ended quite yet. They made it into postseason play this year thanks to a solid pitching staff and a really exciting offense. They start their playoff run on Wednesday against Batavia (Marlins).