In The Majors:
LF Marlon Byrd (.278) went 1-for-5 with a double andtwo strikeouts. 3B Nomar Garciaparra (.217) was 1-for-4 witha solo home run and two strikeouts. Mark Teixeira missed histhird straight game with a sore left wrist. See story. C Jason Varitek (.238) went 0-for-3.
In The Minors:
CF Charlie Blackmon (.133) was 0-for-3 with an HBP. LFBrandon Boggs (.286) went 2-for-5 with two RBI and threestrikeouts. LHP David Duncan took the loss in his first California Leaguestart as Inland Empire beat Lancaster 16-1. His line: (L,0-1) 2+IP, 10 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO. 2B Michael Fisher (.350) was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI andtwo strikeouts. SS Tyler Greene (.235) went 1-for-5 with a solo home run (2)and two strikeouts. 3B Wes Hodges (.263) was 2-for-4 with an RBI. RHP Jared Hyatt was not involved in the decision in his firststart of the season. His line: 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO, 1HR. 1B Jeff Kindel (.368) went 4-for-5 with two doubles and astrikeout. RHP Andy Mitchell worked a 1-2-3 inning inrelief. RF Matt Murton (.375) was 3-for-4 including a strikeout. CMike Nickeas (.000) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. LFEric Patterson (.400) turned in his third straight two-hitgame by going 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a strikeout. RFDanny Payne (.250) was 1-for-2 with a walk, a sacrificebunt, and a strikeout. C Matt Wieters (.200) went 2-for-4 with a walk and astrikeout.
Previously: Sunday In Professional Baseball (April 12 action).