In The Majors
PH/LF Brandon Boggs (.233) struck out three times. LF/CFMarlon Byrd (.297) was 0-for-3 with a walk. 2B DavidNewhan (.261) went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk. 2BEric Patterson (.196) was 1-for-3 with a stolen base and astrikeout. CF Jay Payton (.259) went 2-for-5 with a two-runhomer and two strikeouts C Jason Varitek (.226) went 0-for-3with a walk. The Minnesota Twins have announced that Class AAAhitting coach Riccardo Ingram will join their Major Leaguecoaching staff for the month of September.
In The Minors
CF Charlie Blackmon (.337) extended his hitting streak to 19games by going 2-for-5 with a double and a strikeout. RFWally Crancer (.288) went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts. 2BMichael Fisher (.252) was 0-for-3. SS Tyler Greene (.236) went 0-for-4 including a strikeout. 3BWes Hodges (.291) extended his hitting streak to sevengames by going 3-for-5 with two doubles, a homer and four RBI. RHPChris Hicks struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 inning ofrelief. 1B Jeff Kindel (.287) was 0-for-3 with a walk. CF Danny Payne (.172) was 0-for-2 with a walk and twostrikeouts. Payne is hitless his last 34 at-bats dating back toAugust 9. RF Jason Perry (.244) went 1-for-4 with a strikeout. RFJeremy Slayden (.294) returned to the lineup and extendedhis hitting streak to six games by going 3-for-4 with a walk, adouble and a three-run homer. DH Matt Wieters (.362) extended his hitting streak to 10 gamesby going 3-for-6 with a walk, an RBI and three strikeouts as Bowiesplit a twinbill at Harrisburg. RHP Blake Wood pitched just three innings as his start wasinterrupted by rain. His line: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO.
Previously: Friday In Professional Baseball (August 29 action).