In The Majors:
LF Marlon Byrd (.286) went 1-for-4 with an RBI and astrikeout. Nomar Garciaparra (.266) grounded out as apinch-hitter. RHP Micah Owings returned from the disabled list and was thelosing pitcher as Pittsburgh topped Cincinnati 5-2. His line:(L,6-12) 5 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 2 HR. Owings (.240) alsowent 1-for-2 at the plate. 1B Mark Teixeira (.286) was3-for-5 with a walk, a double and three RBI. C Jason Varitek(.225) hit a solo home run in his only at-bat. C Matt Wieters (.264) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
In The Minors:
CF Charlie Blackmon (.305) extended his hitting streak to fivegames while going 1-for-5. RF Brandon Boggs (.267) was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. CWally Crancer (.310) went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double anda strikeout. 2B Michael Fisher (.244) was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. SSTyler Greene (.277) went 0-for-4 with a sacrifice fly. DHWes Hodges (.255) was 0-for-4. 1B Jeff Kindel (.262) went 0-for-3 with a walk. RHPAndrew Kown took the loss as Buffalo beat Syracuse 7-2 inthe first game of a doubleheader. His line: (L,4-2) 4 IP, 7 H, 3 R,3 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR, 1 WP. RF Matt Murton (.321) was 1-for-4 with a double. 2B DavidNewhan (.270) went 1-for-4 with a walk. LF Eric Patterson (.313) was 0-for-4 with a walk and a stolenbase (41). LF/CF Danny Payne (.245) went 0-for-3 with a walk. DH Jason Perry (.239) was 0-for-3. 1B Whit Robbins (.276) went 0-for-3 with a walk.
Previously: Thursday In Professional Baseball (August 20 action).