BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — With one game left before Major League Baseball’s trade deadline, Andrew Benintendi and Yoan Moncada seemed to be doing the impossible Sunday – boosting their already lofty reputations.

While teams weighed the merits of exchanging likely future standouts for current established producers based on their needs and the chances of contending this season, Benintendi and Moncada have become two of the most talked about players from the first group.

Benintendi and Moncada turned a game that was uncertain to even be played on a rainy afternoon in Binghamton into a series of opportunities to show off why Baseball America lists both Portland Sea Dogs among the top 10 prospects in baseball.

When it was over, Benintendi had the best game of his two-year professional career with five RBI and four extra-base hits, while Moncada scored four times and had three hits in an 8-1 romp over the Mets.

With a pair of blasts of more than 400 feet by Benintendi and a 270-foot sprint for a triple on a ball down the right-field line by Moncada, the pair showed why they are coveted by potential trade partners of the parent Boston Red Sox, but at the same time are seen as prized possessions by the Red Sox.

“I think I’m just staying with my routine, going with the same approach and everything’s working out fine,” said Benintendi, an outfielder who has thrived during a time when it would seem easy to be distracted.

The Sea Dogs were just 14-25 and already 11 games out of first place when Benintendi arrived from Class A on May 16.

Moncada made the same move June 21, and shortstop Mauricio Dubon arrived two days later. At that point, at 26-45 and 24 games out, the fate of the Sea Dogs’ season had already been settled.

The team has become much more interesting, if not always more successful, since.

While Portland pitchers have struggled at times, the Sea Dogs have gone from batting .222 in April to .254 in May to .273 in June to completing July at .281.

The last four days of July were spent in Binghamton, where the Sea Dogs won a road series for just the second time this season and handed the Mets their worst series beating in seven years in terms of run differential.

With the top of the order thriving, the Sea Dogs scored 14 runs in the first three innings of their three wins in the series. They outscored the Mets 27-6 in the four games.

Moncada, Dubon and Benintendi, batting in the first three spots, went 9 for 14 Sunday with a walk, seven runs scored, seven RBI, three homers, two doubles and a triple.

Moncada reached to lead off the first and third and got on again with one out in the fourth. Each time he came in on home runs, 406- and 422-foot blasts to right by Benintendi sandwiched around Dubon’s homer to left.

“It seemed like every time I came up, there was someone on base, so I think maybe he was thinking about the base runners,” Benintendi said of Rainy Lara (6-8), who gave up the homers. “Obviously when a pitcher thinks about base runners instead of hitters, things seem to go the hitter’s way.”

And, the ball went a long way.

The only question was whether Benintendi’s second homer would stay fair, something that became a bit of a mystery because it was hit so high above the right-field fence as it curled around the pole before settling nearly 100 feet beyond it.

“I knew when I hit it, it was going to slice, but I thought it started fair enough that it was going to stay fair,” he said.

Benintendi finished 4 for 5, adding two doubles to his two homers. In the last 42 games, he is hitting .346 with 12 doubles, eight homers, five triples and 35 RBI.

Moncada was 3 for 4 with a walk. He is 9 for 26 during a six-game hitting streak.

“It’s nice to have him in the lineup,” Benintendi said. “He’s a table-setter and when he gets on base, he’s obviously a threat to steal.”

The Sea Dogs took leads of 2-0 in the first, 5-1 in the third and 7-1 in the fourth.

Keith Couch, who rejoined the team from Triple-A Pawtucket and got the start when Mike McCarthy returned to the disabled list, briefly struggled to hold the first lead.

Binghamton scored once and had the bases loaded before Couch (7-4) recorded an out.

But Couch got out of the inning without any more damage, aided by a line-drive double play, then allowed only four more base runners through his six innings. He struck out seven.

The Sea Dogs have Monday off before starting a homestand Tuesday.