Deven Marrero enjoys a good RBI opportunity. Sunday, he showed the International League just how much.
The No. 13 Red Sox prospect recorded career highs with four hits and six RBIs en route to Triple-A Pawtucket's 13-8 win at Toledo.
Marrero began his RBI spree with a double that plated Matt Spring in the second inning.
Two frames later, the right-handed hitter came up with runners at second and third and nobody out. The 23-year-old doubled to center field on the first pitch he saw to plate Carlos Rivera and Spring.
In the fifth, Marrero delivered a two-run single to center with Travis Shaw and Rivera aboard.
The shortstop was retired for the only time in the game on a foul-tip strikeout in the sixth, before he capped his night by singling in Shaw in the seventh.
After driving in 39 runs over 68 games for Double-A Portland, Marrero was called up to Pawtucket. In the 11 games since, the Arizona State product is hitting .500 with runners on base while averaging .188 with the bases cleared.
While Boston's 2012 first-round Draft pick flourishes in RBI opportunities, he had plated just two runs over his first 10 games in the International League.
Hitting two spots ahead of the Miami native, Rivera tallied a career-high five hits while chipping in two RBIs as part of Pawtucket's first 22-hit game in over 15 years.
Starter Brandon Workman (4-1) was the benefactor of the PawSox's offensive outburst. The right-hander worked around four runs on 10 hits over five frames in his first start since returning from the Majors. Workman went 1-3 with a 4.13 ERA over 11 games -- eight starts -- across two stints with Boston this season.
Pawtucket's hot hitting knocked Mud Hens starter Robbie Ray (5-4) out of the game after 4 1/3 frames. The Tigers' top prospect allowed eight runs on 11 hits and two walks while striking out one.
Danny Worth and Detroit's No. 9 prospect Hernan Perez collected four hits while 16th-ranked prospect Tyler Collins belted a solo homer and drove in four runs for the second time this season for Toledo.