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September 4, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Cup of Coffee: Dominguez rips two homers, Kendrick dominates


9/4 Cup of Coffee: Weather hampered the last Sunday of the minor league season for Red Sox affiliates as Portland and Lowell were rained out. The PawSox handily beat Rochester thanks to a huge game by Matt Dominguez (pictured) and six shutout frames by Kyle Kendrick. Salem lost in a pitching duel despite a strong performance by Logan Boyd. Starter Jhonathan Diaz had a tough start in a loss for Greenville. 

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Starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick was dealing on Sunday night, throwing six shutout innings with three hits and no walks allowed. Carson Smith threw a scoreless 1/3 of an inning then Chandler Shepherd gave up two runs in 1 2/3 frames of relief. Williams Jerez closed it out with a shutout inning, striking out one. Third baseman Matt Dominguez led the charge on offense, going 3 for 5 with two homers and three RBI. Bryce Brentz went 2 for 5 and clocked his 31st home run of the season, a two-run shot in the fifth. 

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Portland Sea Dogs, New Hampshire Fisher Cats (TOR) (Canceled)
The Sea Dogs and Fisher Cats were rained out on Sunday. There will be no makeup game as the Sea Dogs play their last game of the season on Monday. 

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Winston-Salem Dash (CWS) 2, Salem Red Sox 0
Salem mustered just one hit as they dropped the opening game of their twin bill and faded from playoff contention in one swoop. Mike Shawaryn did his part to keep them in it, hurling six stellar innings, striking out nine while allowing two runs (one earned) on just four hits. Matthew Gorst threw a perfect seventh to close out the game, punching out two. Number-nine hitter Nick Lovullo was Salem's only baserunner, notching a single. With the loss, Salem was knocked out of the playoff picture.

The Red Sox picked up two quick runs in the bottom of the first but were unable to hold onto their lead, collecting only two hits on the day. Logan Boyd turned in a strong effort, allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings, allowing six hits and two walks while fanning five. Adam Lau took the loss in relief, throwing 2 2/3 innings in relief, allowing one unearned run.

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Though he did pick up eight strikeouts, Jhonathan Diaz was knocked around on Sunday and gave up six runs on ten hits in five innings. Hunter Smith was strong in relief, throwing three scoreless innings. Right fielder Ryan Scott went 3 for 4 with a run and an RBI. In his first game with Greenville, Pedro Castellanos went 2 for 4 with a run and a double. 

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Lowell Spinners, Hudson Valley Renegades (TBR) (PPD)
The Spinners were rained out on Sunday and the game was rescheduled for Monday when they will play a doubleheader starting at 12:30 EST. 

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Player of the Day: Matt Dominguez had an outstanding game on Sunday night as he went 3 for 5, drilling a two-run blast in the second and a solo shot in the sixth. In 115 games for the PawSox this season, Dominguez is hitting .267/.298/.430 with 16 home runs. The Red Sox signed Dominguez to a minor league deal in December 2016. 

Photo Credit: Matt Dominguez by Kelly O'Connor

 
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