Zach Stewart pitched 6 2/3 innings in his fifth start with Pawtucket, but got no decision in a 4-3 Red Sox win over Syracuse.
He allowed a leadoff home run to Corey Brown, the first longball he'd allowed since being assigned to Boston's AAA club, but settled down after that.
His teammates scored three runs for him, and he struck out four batters in not allowing another run until the 7th inning. But with two out, he issued his only walk of the game, to Carlos Maldonado.
The next batter, former Major-Leaguer Koyie Hill, hit a game-tying 2-run home run to chase Stewart from the game.
Pawtucket regained the lead in the bottom of the 8th inning on a solo homer by J.C. Linares, his second of the game, and held on to win 4-3.
Stewart remains 1-1 on the season, with a 3.81 ERA, but the "PawSox" are 4-1 in his five starts. Three of his last four outings have been "quality starts," defined as six innings or more with three runs or fewer allowed.