In The Majors
RF Marlon Byrd (.000) went 0-for-4. RHP Micah Owings got the win while striking out a career-highnine batters as Arizona topped Colorado 8-1. His line: (W,1-0) 6.2IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 SO, 1 HR. Owings also was 1-for-4 withtwo strikeouts at the plate. LF Jay Payton (.200) went1-for-4. Jason Varitek (.235) struck out in a pinch-hittingappearance.
Around The Minors
LF Brandon Boggs went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. SSTyler Greene was 0-for-3 with a strikeout. RF Garrett Groce went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and twostrikeouts. RHP Jared Hyatt pitched in relief. His line: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R,2 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR. 1B Jeff Kindel was 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout. LFMatt Murton went 1-for-4 with a stolen base. 2B DavidNewhan struck out in his only at-bat. 2B Eric Patterson was 1-for-4 with a double and twostrikeouts. LF Clifton Remole went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. RFJeremy Slayden was 2-for-4 with a double, a solo home runand a strikeout. LHP Ryan Turner took the loss in relief as Cedar Rapids ralliedto beat Clinton 10-6. His line: (L,0-1) 1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB,2 SO. C Matt Wieters made his regular season professional debut andwent 2-for-3 with a walk, a two-run homer and a solo homer. Seestories from Baltimore Sun and Frederick Post. Hear the home run calls. StarterBlake Wood retired 15 of the 16 batters he faced but wasnot involved in the decison as Myrtle Beach scored two runs in thetop of the 13th to beat Wilmington 2-0. His line: 5.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R,0 ER, 0 BB, 9 SO.
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