In The Majors
RF Marlon Byrd (.247) went 2-for-6 with an RBI doubleSS Nomar Garciaparra (.277) was 1-for-3 with a two-runsingle. PH Matt Murton (.115) went 0-for-1. David Newhan struckout as a pinch-hitter. LF Jay Payton (.245) went 1-for-3with a two-run double and a strikeout. 1B Mark Teixeira(.276) was 1-for-5 with an RBI single and two strikeouts. CJason Varitek (.215) went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
In The Minors
CF Charlie Blackmon (.320) went 2-for-3 with an HBP whilescoring three runs. RHP Kevin Cameron faced the final ninebatters of the game in recording a save as Portland beat Memphis3-0. His line: (S,1) 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO. 2BMichael Fisher (.263) was 1-for-3 with a double. SSTyler Greene extended his hitting streak to 17 games bygoing 4-for-5. 3B Wes Hodges (.303) went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and astrikeout. 1B Jeff Kindel (.296) extended his hitting streak to sevengames by going 1-for-4. RHP Andy Mitchell earned his 10thwin as Norfolk beat Columbus 9-3. His line: (W,10-5) 6 IP, 7 H, 2R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO. See story. 2B Eric Patterson (.323) went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts. OFDanny Payne was placed on the disabled list, retroactive toJuly 22. RF Jeremy Slayden (.288) was 0-for-3 with a walk. LHPRyan Turner worked to eight batters in relief. His line: 2IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO. C Matt Wieters (.345) went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer anda walk.
Previously: Thursday In Professional Baseball (July 24 action)