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Alumni In The Pros: Thursday In Professional Baseball

In The Majors:

RF Marlon Byrd (.284) went 0-for-3. RHP Micah Owings took the loss as Philadelphia beat Cincinnati9-6. His line: (L,6-9) 4.1 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR.Owings (.256) was also 0-for-1 with a sacrifice fly in two plateappearances. 1B Mark Teixeira (.281) went 1-for-4 with asolo home run and two strikeouts. C Jason Varitek (.244) was1-for-3 with a walk.

In The Minors:

CF Charlie Blackmon (.303) went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.LHP David Duncan made his South Atlantic League debut andfinally got his first victory of the season as Lexington beatSavannah 9-5. His line: (W,1-0) 5+ IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO,3 HR. 2B Michael Fisher (.238) was 1-for-5 with a walk and two-runsingle. SS Tyler Greene (.295) went 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolenbase. DH Wes Hodges (.285) went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBIand a strikeout. LHP LeeHyde began a rehab assignment with the GCL Braves andstruck out two batters in a 1-2-3 inning of relief. 1B Jeff Kindel (.269) was 0-for-3 with a strikeout. 1BLuke Murton (.194) went 0-for-3. C Mike Nickeas (.125) was 0-for-3 with a strikeout. 3B/2BEric Patterson (.315) went 0-for-3 with a walk, a sacrificebunt and a strikeout. LF Danny Payne (.273) was 2-for-2 with a double and a walk.Payne is hitting .417 so far in the month of July. 1B Whit Robbins (.291) was 0-for-2. DH Jeremy Slayden (.377) went 3-for-3 with three doubles andtwo walks.

Previously: Wednesday In Professional Baseball (July 8 action).

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