In The Majors
LF Brandon Boggs (.251) went 0-for-3. CF Marlon Byrd(.246) was 1-for-4 with a double. SS Nomar Garciaparra(.277) went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and two solo home runs.Matt Murton (.077) struck out as a pinch-hitter. 1B MarkTeixeira (.272) went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks. CJason Varitek (.215) was 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
In The Minors
DH Charlie Blackmon extended his hitting streak to 10 gameswhile going 1-for-4 with an infield single and a walk. Blackmon is19-for-46 (.413) during his streak. RHP Kevin Cameron workeda 1-2-3 inning in relief while continuing his rehab assignment withClass AAA Portland. LF Wally Crancer (.289) went 0-for-4. SS Michael Fisher (.263) was 1-for-4 with two strikeouts. SSTyler Greene (.246) extended his hitting streak to 10 gamesby going 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout. Greene hashomered five times during his streak. RF Garrett Groce (.268) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. 1BJeff Kindel (.292) was 0-for-4 with a strikeout. CMike Nickeas (.200) went 0-for-5 with a walk and astrikeout. 2B Eric Patterson (.333) was 2-for-5 with a double and threestrikeouts. Patterson has hit safely in all six games that he hasplayed since joining Class AAA Sacramento. DH Jason Perry (.303) returned to the Richmond lineup and went1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. RHP Brad Rulon faced seven batters while picking up the win inrelief as Staten Island scored a run in the bottom of the ninth tobeat Batavia 3-2. His line: (W,2-0) 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4SO. C Matt Wieters extended his hitting streak to 17 games bygoing 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a strikeout.
Note: IF Richard Lewis has left the Camden Riversharks as the Atlantic League begins the second half of its season.
Previously: Thursday In Professional Baseball (July 17 action)