In The Majors:
CF/LF Marlon Byrd (.286) went 1-for-4 with a solo homerun (15) and two strikeouts. Micah Owings (.255) delivered a pinch-hit single. 1BMark Teixeira (.288) was 2-for-4. C Matt Wieters (.259) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. CJason Varitek (.222) was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
In The Minors:
CF Charlie Blackmon (.306) extended his hitting streak to sixgames while going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. CF Brandon Boggs (.269) went 2-for-5 with an RBI, a stolenbase, and two strikeouts. LHP David Duncan was the winning pitcher as Lexington beatGreensboro 9-4. His line: (W,3-3) 5 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO.2B Michael Fisher (.247) went 2-for-4 with a triple and twostrikeouts. SS Tyler Greene (.277) was 1-for-4 with a triple. RHPTim Gustafson got the win as Mississippi beat Chattanooga7-1. His line: (W,2-3) 7.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO.Gustafson also went 0-for-3 while driving in a run with a squeezebunt along with a strikeout. See photo. RHP Chris Hicks took the loss as Visalia blanked Lancaster 5-0.His line: (L,9-10) 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 HBP. 3BWes Hodges (.258) went 2-for-4 with a strikeout. 1BJeff Kindel (.264) was 2-for-5 with an RBI and twostrikeouts. RF Matt Murton (.320) went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer (10).2B David Newhan (.269) was 0-for-1. 2B Eric Patterson (.313) went 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI.CF Danny Payne (.245) was 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, anRBI and a strikeout. LF Jason Perry (.232) went 0-for-2 with three walks, a stolenbase, three runs scored and a strikeout. 1B Whit Robbins played two innings in the field. RHPZach Von Tersch got the win in relief as Kingsport beatBluefield 3-1. His line: (W,2-0) 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO,1 HBP.
Previously: Friday In Professional Baseball (August 21 action).