Granberg leads Salem in Mills Cup opener
Devlin Granberg saved his best game in the Carolina League for the most important time of the year. The Red Sox prospect collected three hits, including a home run, and three RBIs to lead Class A Advanced Salem to an 8-3 victory in Game 1 of the best-of-5 Carolina League semifinals.
The Red Sox prospect collected three hits, including a home run, and three RBIs to lead Class A Advanced Salem to an 8-3 victory in Game 1 of the best-of-5 Carolina League semifinals.
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Granberg started his first full season as a pro with Class A Greenville and put up a .286/.386/.434 slash line in 99 South Atlantic League games. He earned a promotion to Salem on Aug. 7 but batted .222 with a .562 OPS over the final 25 games.
In the postseason opener, the 2018 sixth-round pick wasted no time getting things going.
Granberg struck out in the second, then smacked a single off Lynch in the fifth and scored on
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The Dallas Baptist product hadn't recorded a three-hit game since July 15 with Greenville.
There was plenty of support in the lineup in Game 1, with Curcio finishing a double shy of the cycle with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Lynch (0-1) surrendered a career-high six runs and 12 hits, including two homers, fanning six in four frames.
Game 2 is Thursday in Salem.
In other Carolina League action:
Game 1: Down East 3, Fayetteville 0 | Game 2: Fayetteville 3, Down East 0
The Wood Ducks jumped ahead in the first game of the other semifinal behind a strong performance from
The script was flipped in Game 2 as the Woodpeckers staff took control behind
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