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Alumni In The Pros: Thursday In Professional Baseball

In The Majors:

CF Marlon Byrd (.333) went 2-for-5 with a double. SSTyler Greene was 1-for-5 while driving in a run with aninfield hit in his Major League debut for the St. Louis Cardinals.2B Eric Patterson went 1-for-4 with a strikeout in his firstMajor League game of the season. 1B Mark Teixeira (.200) was1-for-4 with a double, a walk and a strikeout.

In The Minors:

CF Charlie Blackmon (.297) went 1-for-5 with a double andthree strikeouts. LF Brandon Boggs (.250) was 2-for-4 with a walk. RHPEddie Burns worked two scoreless innings in relief in hisSouth Atlantic League debut. His line: 2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB,3 SO. RHP Tim Gustafson took the loss in his first start of theseason as Lexington trounced Rome 13-1. His line: (L,0-1) 1.1 IP, 6H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO. DH Wes Hodges (.273) went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly. DHJeff Kindel (.328) was 0-for-4. RHP Andrew Kown worked a 1-2-3 inning in relief. CF Danny Payne (.241) went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts. RFJason Perry (.250) was 0-for-4 with two walks and threestrikeouts. 1B Whit Robbins (.228) went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and astrikeout. RHP Brad Rulon notched three strikeouts while retiring all sixbatters he faced in relief. DH Matt Wieters (.260) extended his hitting streak to fivegames by going 1-for-5.

Previously: Wednesday In Professional Baseball (April 29 action).

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