In The Majors
BrandonBoggs delivered a ninth-inning pinch-hit RBI double. RFMarlon Byrd (.298) went 5-for-6 with a two-run double and anRBI single. Byrd is 16-for-23 (.696) during his current five-gamehitting streak. SS Nomar Garciaparra (.270) was 0-for-3 witha walk in his return from the disabled list. CF Jay Paytonextended his hitting streak to six games by going 1-for-4. 1BMark Teixeira (.318) extended his hitting streak to fivegames by going 1-for-4 with an RBI. C Jason Varitek enteredthe game for the bottom of the ninth inning.
In The Minors
CF Charlie Blackmon (.338) went 3-for-6 with an RBI double. RFGarrett Groce (.248) was 2-for-4 with two walks. 3BWes Hodges (.284) went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts. LHPTim Ladd faced 15 batters in relief. His line: 3.2 IP, 4 H,1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO. LF Matt Murton (.285) was 0-for-1 with four walks. 2BEric Patterson (.324) went 1-for-5 with a stolen base andthree strikeouts. RF Danny Payne (.210) was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. RFJason Perry (.262) went 0-for-3 with a walk and astrikeout. DH Whit Robbins (.274) was 0-for-3. RHP Brad Rulon (0.53 ERA) faced five batters in relief. Hisline: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO. RF Jeremy Slayden (.292) went 1-for-4 with a solo home run(15) and a strikeout. C Matt Wieters (.366) was 2-for-4 with an RBI double, an RBItriple and a strikeout.
Previously: Monday In Professional Baseball (August 11 action)