Alumni In The Pros: Wednesday In Professional Baseball

In The Majors:

MattMurton struck out as a pinch-hitter in his Colorado Rockiesdebut. 1B Mark Teixeira (.197) went 0-for-3 with two walks.C Jason Varitek (.250) was 2-for-5 with an RBI double.

In The Minors:

CF Charlie Blackmon (.304) walked and scored in his only plateappearance. 2B Michael Fisher (.243) was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI andtwo strikeouts. 1B Jeff Kindel (.350) went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer. RHPAndy Mitchell faced 10 batters in relief. His line: 2 IP, 4H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO. C Mike Nickeas went 0-for-4 including a strikeout in hisfirst game with Class AAA Buffalo. RF Danny Payne (.265) was 2-for-2 with three walks, a stolenbase and an RBI. CF Jason Perry (.292) went 2-for-4 with an RBI and astrikeout. DH Jeremy Slayden (.171) was 0-for-4 including a strikeout. CMatt Wieters (.267) was 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and twostrikeouts. RHP Blake Wood was not involved in the decision as NW Arkansasrallied to beat Springfield 9-8 in 12 innings. His line: 1.1 IP, 7H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 2 WP.

Previously: Tuesday In Professional Baseball (April 28 action).

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