Brandon Snyder hit two of Pawtucket’s four home runs and the Red Sox defeated the Clippers 5-1 last night in Pawtucket, R.I.
Three of the homers came off Toru Murata (0-1), who got the start because Trevor Bauer was a late scratch. Bauer might be recalled by the parent Cleveland Indians for a start on Wednesday.
Murata pitched six innings and allowed four earned runs and eight hits.
The Clippers took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Ryan Rohlinger scored on a passed ball. Rohlinger drew a one-out walk and moved up on a Jeremy Hermida single and a wild pitch by Pawtucket’s Steven Wright.
Jose Iglesias homered in the second for the Red Sox to tie the score. Bryce Brentz and Snyder broke the tie with back-to-back homers in the fourth.
Pawtucket added a run in the sixth when Brentz scored on a sacrifice fly by Brock Holt.
Snyder hit his fifth homer of the season in the eighth off reliever Jerry Gil to make it 5-1.
Oscar Villareal (4-2) got the win with 22/3 innings of scoreless relief. He struck out five.
The Clippers left 11 on base and went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position.