In The Majors:
LF Marlon Byrd (.283) went 0-for-4. 1B MarkTeixeira (.288) was 1-for-4 with an RBI and two strikeouts. CJason Varitek (.223) went 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI anda strikeout. DH Matt Wieters (.264) was 2-for-4 with a strikeout.
In The Minors:
CF Charlie Blackmon (.305) went 1-for-5 with a double. CF/RFBrandon Boggs (.274) was 3-for-6 with a walk and an RBI. 2BMichael Fisher (.244) went 0-for-4 with a walk, an RBI anda strikeout. SS Tyler Greene (.283) was 3-for-5 with a double and a stolenbase (23). 3B Wes Hodges (.261) went 2-for-5 with a stolen base (7) andan RBI. DH Jeff Kindel (.264) was 1-for-3. 1B Luke Murton (.277) went 2-for-6 with a walk and astrikeout. RF Matt Murton (.322) was 2-for-4 with a double and astrikeout. 2B Eric Patterson (.310) was 0-for-3 with two walks, a stolenbase (42) and a strikeout. CF Danny Payne (.248) went 2-for-4 with a double. RHPBrad Rulon picked up a save as Tampa beat Lakeland 3-1 inthe opening game of a Florida State League doubleheader. His line:(S,2) 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO.
Previously: Saturday In Professional Baseball (August 22 action).