In The Majors:
CF Marlon Byrd (.285) went 3-for-4 with a sacrificefly, a home run and three RBI. 1B Mark Teixeira (.286) was2-for-4 with a solo home run (29) and a strikeout. C JasonVaritek (.221) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. C Matt Wieters (.263) was 0-for-4.
In The Minors:
DH Charlie Blackmon (.306) went 4-for-5 with a stolen base(23). LF Brandon Boggs (.282) was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. DHWally Crancer (.321) extended his multi-hit streak to fourgames while going 3-for-4 with a walk, a home run, four RBI and astrikeout. LHP David Duncan got the win as Lexington beat Asheville 7-6.His line: (W,2-3) 6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 1 HBP. 2BMichael Fisher (.240) was 2-for-4 with a strikeout.Tyler Greene struck out as a pinch-hitter. 3B Wes Hodges (.264) went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts. 1BJeff Kindel (.261) was 0-for-3 with a walk. 1B Luke Murton (.263) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. RFMatt Murton (.332) was 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.2B David Newhan (.276) went 2-for-4 with two doubles and anRBI. 2B Eric Patterson (.327) extended his hitting streak to 12games while going 1-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base(39). CF Danny Payne (.243) was 0-for-3 with a stolen base (13) anda strikeout. RHP Brad Rulon (2-0) retired all four batters he faced inrelief to get the win as Tampa topped Clearwater 5-3.
Previously: Saturday In Professional Baseball (August 8 action).