Travis goes 5-for-6, but Frazier, 'Riders laugh last

No. 4 Red Sox prospect's career day not enough to top walk-off hit

First baseman Sam Travis has 11 hits in his last four games for Triple-A Pawtucket. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Danny Wild / MiLB.com | May 18, 2017 5:15 PM ET

When the Red Sox and Yankees collide, you can expect fireworks -- even in the Minors.

Boston's top first base prospect, Sam Travis, collected a career-high five hits before Yankees No. 2 prospect Clint Frazier hit a walk-off RBI double in the 11th inning as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre overcame a game-tying grand slam in the ninth to stun Pawtucket, 11-10, on Thursday afternoon.

Video: Travis doubles in two PawSox

Travis, a 23-year-old infielder, doubled in the first inning, hit an RBI single in the third, drove in Bryce Brentz and Rusney Castillo with a double in the fourth, singled and scored in the ninth and added another base hit in the 10th to cap a career day at the plate. The performance gives him 16 hits in his last 10 games.

Frazier ended the game just short of the four-hour mark when he doubled home Rob Refsnyder in the 11th. The 2013 first-round pick finished 3-for-6 with a homer and two RBIs, giving him nine hits in his last six games. He made a leaping catch against the left-field wall in the fifth inning to steal a hit from Matt Dominguez and his walk-off double put him in first place in the International League with 14 two-baggers.

 Video: RailRiders' Frazier walks off in 11th

Travis, drafted out of the University of Indiana in 2014, is hitting .299 with four homers, 13 RBIs and a .359 OBP in 31 games. Frazier is batting .216 with six home runs, 24 RBIs and a .348 OBP in 36 contests.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (22-16) held a seemingly comfortable 10-5 lead entering the ninth before Dominguez capped a five-run outburst with a game-tying grand slam over the center field wall off Ernesto Frieri, who inherited a no-outs, bases-loaded situation from Colten Brewer. Frieri struck out the next three batters he faced before Joe Mantiply worked around two hits in the 10th.


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Travis, Boston's second-round pick in 2014, has produced four straight multi-hit games this week.

Travis' effort is the fifth five-hit game this season in the International League. Durham's Patrick Leonard, Scranton's Dustin Fowler, Lehigh Valley's Pedro Florimon and Toledo's Alex Presley have all managed the feat this year after eight players did it in 2016. 

It was the first five-hit game for a Pawtucket batter since Carlos Rivero went 5-for-6 on July 13, 2014.

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The Red Sox (15-21) had a season-high eight extra-base hits with Castillo going deep and doubling to highlight the 13-hit attack. 

It was the most hits for Travis since he went 4-for-5 with two RBIs on April 19, 2016, at Rochester. Travis had a pair of four-hit nights in 2015 and did it once his rookie season with Lowell in 2014.

Mantiply (2-2) got the win with two innings of relief while Kyle Martin (0-2) took the loss.

Danny Wild is an editor for MiLB.com. Follow his MLBlog column, Minoring in Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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