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Sea Dogs on Display at Eastern League ASG

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Blake Swihart, seen here at Spring Training, was chosen as starting catcher for the Eastern Division All-Stars at the Double-A Eastern League All-Star Game. Jim Davis/The Boston Globe

Some key members of the promising depth in the Red Sox organization were on display at the Double-A Eastern League All-Star Game on Wednesday in Altoona, Pa., as four players from the Portland Sea Dogs saw game action.

Second baseman Sean Coyle, catcher Blake Swihart, and shortstop Derrik Gibson were in the starting lineup, while relievers Noe Ramirez and Robby Scott were chosen to the team as well.

Starters Henry Owens and Brian Johnson, who were originally selected to the game, were unavailable and replaced on the roster by Ramirez and Scott. Ramirez was later made unavailable for the game.

Coyle, batting leadoff, went 1-for-3, while Swihart batted third and went 0-for-2. Gibson was the most successful Sea Dog hitter on the night, going 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored.

Scott came in for the Eastern Division in the fourth, pitching a full inning allowing one hit and picking up two strikeouts. The Western Division took the win over the Eastern Division 5-2.

Portland currently sits atop the Eastern Division at 63-34, 4.5 games ahead of the second place Binghamton Mets. The Sea Dogs resume their 2014 season on Thursday, when they head to Manchester, N.H. for a four-game series with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

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