In The Majors:
1B Nomar Garciaparra (.233) went 1-for-4 with astrikeout in his return to the Athletics’ lineup. SS Tyler Greene (.278) hit a solo home run in his only at-bat.See video.Micah Owings (.292) struck out as a pinch-hitter. 1BMark Teixeira (.257) was 2-for-4 with a solo home run and astrikeout. C Jason Varitek (.246) went 2-for-4 with a homerun and two RBI.
In The Minors:
CF Charlie Blackmon (.293) was 1-for-3 with an HBP and astrikeout. CF Brandon Boggs (.281) went 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk.RHP Eddie Burns took the loss in relief as West Virginia scoreda run in the top of the ninth to edge Lake County 6-5. His line:(L,0-1) 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB (1 IBB), 3 SO. C Wally Crancer (.275) went 2-for-5 with a double and twoRBI. LHP David Duncan took the loss in his eighth straight start tobegin the season as High Desert topped Lancaster 10-4. His line:(L,0-8, 9.61) 5 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 1 WP. LHPLeeHyde struck out six of the seven batters he faced inrelief. His line: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO. 1B Jeff Kindel (.328) was 1-for-3 with a double, a sacrificefly and a strikeout. RHP Andy Mitchell faced four batters inrelief. His line: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO. DH DavidNewhan (.279) went 0-for-2 with two walks and a strikeout. 2BEric Patterson (.313) was 1-for-5 with a triple, asacrifice, an RBI and a strikeout. LF Danny Payne (.200) went 0-for-1 with two walks and astrikeout. DH Jason Perry (.241) was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. 1BWhit Robbins (.306) was 1-for-4 with an RBI and astrikeout. RHP Brad Rulon faced nine batters in relief. His line: 2 IP, 4H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO. RF Jeremy Slayden (.214) was 2-for-4 with an RBI double. Seestory. C Matt Wieters (.288) went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI,RHP Blake Wood was not involved in the decision as NW Arkansasoutlasted Arkansas 4-3. His line: 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO,1 HR, 1 HBP.
Previously: Thursday In Professional Baseball (May 21 action).