In The Majors:
LF Marlon Byrd (.286) went 1-for-4 with a strikeout. 1BNomar Garciaparra (.253) was 0-for-4. Micah Owings struck out in a pinch-hitting appearance. 1BMark Teixeira (.275) went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts. CJason Varitek (.239) was 0-for-3 with two walks and an RBI.
In The Minors:
CF Charlie Blackmon (.307) went 1-for-4 with a two-run triple.DH Wally Crancer (.278) had a solo home run, a sacrifice flyand a walk in three plate appearances. 2B Michael Fisher (.251) extended his hitting streak to ninegames while going 2-for-5. Fisher is batting .436 so far in themonth of July. SS Tyler Greene (.276) was 1-for-5 with a walk, three stolenbases and a strikeout. RHP Chris Hicks took the loss as Inland Empire beat Lancaster8-5. His line: (L,8-6) 2+ IP, 7 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR, 1WP. DH Wes Hodges (.280) went 0-for-2 with two walks. RHPJared Hyatt got the win as Bakersfield beat Stockton 12-3.His line: (W,1-0) 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 9 SO, 1 HR. 1BJeff Kindel (.278) went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double andan RBI single. 1B Luke Murton (.203) was 2-for-3 with a double. DH DavidNewhan (.261) went 3-for-4 including an RBI double. 3BEric Patterson (.310) was 2-for-5 with a walk, a sacrificebunt, an RBI single and a strikeout. Patterson also committed threeerrors in the field. CF Danny Payne (.277) was 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and astrikeout. DH Whit Robbins (.289) went 1-for-5 with a strikeout. PHJeremy Slayden (.368) was 0-for-1. RHP Zach Von Tersch got a save in his first professional reliefappearance as Kingsport beat Bristol 10-4. His line: (S,1) 3 IP, 3H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 2 BB, 1 SO, 1 WP.
Previously: Saturday In Professional Baseball (July 11 action).