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Alumni In The Pros: Saturday In Professional Baseball

In The Majors

RF Marlon Byrd (.252) went 2-for-4 with a solo homerun. 1B Nomar Garciaparra (.282) was 1-for-2 with asacrifice fly and a solo home run. LF Matt Murton (.100) went 0-for-4. PH David Newhan(.241) was 0-for-1. 1B Mark Teixeira (.277) went 2-for-5with a three-run homer and a strikeout.

In The Minors

CF Charlie Blackmon (.318) went 1-for-4 with a double and twostrikeouts. LHP David Duncan retired all 15 batters he faced over the firstfive innings to get the win as Tri-City beat Oneonta 5-2 in a gameplayed at Cooperstown, N.Y. His line: (W,2-3) 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER,0 BB, 4 SO. See story. RF Wally Crancer (.293) was 1-for-4. 2B Michael Fisher (.260) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. SSTyler Greene (.259) extended his hitting streak to 18 gamesby going 3-for-5 with two strikeouts. CF Garrett Groce (.256) was 1-for-5 with a double and astrikeout. RHP Tim Gustafson worked two scoreless innings in his secondrehab start with the Gulf Coast Braves. His line: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0ER, 0 BB, 2 SO. 3B Wes Hodges (.300) was 0-for-4 with a strikeout. 1BJeff Kindel (.296) extended his hitting streak to eightgames by going 1-for-3 with an RBI and two strikeouts. 2BEric Patterson (.327) went 2-for-3 with an HBP and a stolenbase. DH/1B Whit Robbins (.274) was 2-for-4 with a walk and astrikeout. RHP Brad Rulon faced seven batters while picking up his firstprofessional save as Staten Island topped Brooklyn 4-1. His line:(S,1) 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1 WP. Rulon has now allowedjust one run while striking out 35 batters in 25 innings of proball. RF Jeremy Slayden (.291) went 2-for-4 with a double and threeruns scored. C Matt Wieters (.333) was 0-for-3 with a walk and astrikeout.

Previously: Friday In Professional Baseball (July 25 action)

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