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In the end, Pawtucket alternate training site offered training ground for the brightest spots of the Red Sox season

“Everybody that was there, they did something to improve upon what they brought in,” said McMillon. “Whether it was being a little bit more consistent, whether it was a little more command on a pitch, I don’t think anyone really took a step back in their development. Everyone that we had did some things to take another step forward.”

Triston Casas, the team’s first round pick in 2018, and Nick Yorke, a first round selection in June, spent time in Rhode Island.

“Yorke got to see some of the older guys, and what it’s like to be professional and how you go about your business, and what it’s like to play against upper level competition,” said McMillon. “I think it totally benefits those guys, more than you can imagine.”

McMillon thought Casas benefitted from his time at the site after showing up in late August and facing Triple A pitching.

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White Sox’ Dylan Cease struggling at the wrong time

If Dylan Cease was auditioning Sunday for a chance to be the No. 3 starter in the White Sox’ playoff rotation, well, let’s just say rookie Dane Dunning might want to circle Oct. 1 on his calendar.

That’s when the Sox would play Game 3 of their best-of-three wild-card series against an opponent to be determined. With Lucas Giolito and Dallas Keuchel all but certain to the start the first two games, avoiding Cease in the ‘‘if necessary’’ deciding game, given the awful control problems he’s working through, seems to be a no-brainer. With the Sox trying to protect their lead in the American League Central, Cease walked seven in three-plus innings in a 7-3 loss to the host Reds.

‘‘This one we want to throw in the garbage, move on, not make too much of it,’’ manager Rick Renteria said.

Cease, who has an upper-90s fastball, sharp breaking stuff

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