PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) -- Dan Butler hit a three-run home run in the second inning, leading the Pawtucket Red Sox to an 8-1 win over the Louisville Bats on Wednesday. With the loss, the Bats snapped a five-game winning streak.
The home run by Butler, part of a four-run inning, gave the Red Sox a 3-0 lead before Tzu-Wei Lin hit an RBI double later in the inning.
The Red Sox later added one run in the third, two in the seventh, and one in the eighth to put the game out of reach.
Aneury Tavarez homered and doubled, driving in three runs and scoring a pair for Pawtucket.
Pawtucket right-hander William Cuevas (3-3) picked up the win after allowing one run on three hits over 5 1/3 innings. Opposing starter Robert Stephenson (4-5) took the loss in the International League game after a rough outing in which he allowed five runs and five hits over 3 1/3 innings.