Two players and the Norfolk trainer will represent the Tides in the 26th annual Triple-A all-star game in Reno, Nev., on July 17.

Relief pitcher Jairo Asencio was one of 13 players elected to the International League team in voting by field managers and general managers throughout the league, and outfielder Jason Pridie was one of the players added by the league office to fill out the 30-man roster. In addtion, trainer Mark Shires was selected to work with the IL team.

Former Tide Omir Santos of the Columbus Clippers made the IL roster as a catcher.

The IL all-stars face the Pacific Coast League's all-stars in the game, which will be televised by the MLB Network. Since the format was changed, the International League holds an 8-7 lead in the series.

The winner will have its champion designated as the home team for the Triple-A national championship game Sept. 17 in Allentown, Pa.

Tides romp:

Xavier Avery finished just a home run short of the cycle as Norfolk routed Gwinnett 13-0 before 9,515 at Harbor Park, taking three of four from the Braves in the series. A fireworks display capped the evening.

An eight-run fourth put the Tides ahead 11-0 and all but decided the contest. Yamaico Navarro had two hits and two RBI in the inning, while Avery and Pridie each added run-scoring doubles.

Jake Pettit allowed just two hits over his seven innings of work, striking out six while walking one for the win. The 26-year-old left-hander was promoted to Norfolk from Double-A Bowie earlier Wednesday.

Before the game, the Tides got Danny Valencia back.

That's because the parent Orioles made a roster move to use pitcher Scott Feldman, whom they acquired in a trade with the Chicago Cubs and who started Wednesday’s win against the White Sox. Valencia was one of the IL’s top batters before his promotion to Baltimore.

The box score is here:
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