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Sox prospect Ranaudo goes seven scoreless in win

Allows five hits with five strikeouts; Brentz goes 3-for-4 with his sixth homer

Sox prospect Ranaudo goes seven scoreless in win

Right-hander Anthony Ranaudo, the Red Sox No. 8 prospect, threw seven scoreless innings on Thursday as Triple-A Pawtucket defeated Indianapolis, 4-0.

Ranaudo, ranked No. 97 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, threw 109 pitches in his longest start of the season. He scattered five hits, struck out five batters and walked one.

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In nine starts this season, Ranaudo has a 3.47 ERA. He has struck out 42 batters and walked 24 in 46 2/3 innings.

Pawtucket's offense was led by outfielder Bryce Brentz, the Red Sox No. 15 prospect. He went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a home run, his sixth of the season. Third baseman Garin Cecchini, the Red Sox No. 4 prospect and No. 49 overall, added two hits and an RBI.

Teddy Cahill is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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