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Orioles minor league spotlight for July 13

Triple-A Norfolk Tides

The Tides had a pair of games rained out last week, including one in Norfolk in which the entire stadium flooded. … As of Friday, C Steve Clevenger (Mount St. Joseph) has at least one RBI in each of his last six games, with eight total RBIs in that span. Called up to the Orioles on Saturday, he's hitting .328 with an .836 OPS in 36 games for Norfolk. … RHP Tyler Wilson earned his first Triple-A win Tuesday, when he allowed four runs on 10 hits in seven innings against Durham in the Tides' 7-4 win. … IF Ivan De Jesus, who is batting .290 with three home runs through Friday's games, is the Tides' sole representative in Wednesday's Triple-A All-Star Game.

This week

Sunday: vs. Gwinnett, 6:05 p.m.

Monday: All-Star Break

Tuesday: All-Star Break

Wednesday: Triple-A All-Star Game, 7 p.m., Durham, N.C.

Thursday: vs. Rochester, 7:05 p.m.

Friday: vs. Rochester, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday: vs. Rochester, 7:05 p.m.

Double-A Bowie Baysox

The Baysox, who have lost five of their last six through Friday night's game, are six games behind first-place Richmond in the Eastern League's Southern Division. … Four Baysox — OF Dariel Alvarez, 1B Christian Walker, LHP Tim Berry and RHP Oliver Drake — were named to the Eastern Division All-Star team last week. Alvarez . Walker's 20 home runs lead the Baysox, while Alvarez has 14 homers. Berry allowed two runs — one earned — on three hits with six strikeouts in six innings Friday, and is 4-5 with a 3.89 ERA this year. Drake has a league-leading 21 saves. … LHP Anthony Vasquez won his third straight decision Thursday, yielding a run on seven hits in six innings.

This week

Sunday: vs. Richmond, 6:05 p.m.

Monday: vs. Richmond, 11:05 a.m.

Tuesday: All-Star break

Wednesday: Eastern League All-Star Game, 7 p.m., Altoona, Pa.

Thursday: at Altoona, 7:00 p.m.

Friday: at Altoona, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: at Altoona, 6:00 p.m.

High-A Frederick Keys

OF Mike Yastrzemski was named Carolina League Player of the Week on Monday after a stretch highlighted by his cycle Saturday. He went 5-for-6 with a single, two doubles, a triple and a home run in that contest, and hit .400 over the week for which he was honored. Yastrzemski is batting .313 with 18 RBIs in 21 games through Friday. … OF Michael Burgess was named Carolina League Player of the Month for June. Burgess hit .371/.434/.820 in June with nine home runs and 22 RBIs . … RHP Branden Kline pitched well into the seventh inning Friday night against Potomac but lost after allowing four runs on eight hits. He is 5-4 with a 3.92 ERA in 18 starts.

This week

Sunday: vs. Potomac, 4 p.m.

Monday: vs. Richmond, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: at Salem, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday: at Salem, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday: at Salem, 7:05 p.m.

Friday: vs. Winston-Salem, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: vs. Winston-Salem, 6:00 p.m.

Low-A Delmarva Shorebirds

OF Conor Bierfeldt hit a seventh-inning grand slam Friday night that helped the Shorebirds to a 9-8 win over Lakewood. It was Bierfeldt's ninth of the year, and he's carrying a .218/.302/.405 line through Friday's action. … Four Shorebirds starters — RHP Hunter Harvey (3.01 ERA), RHP Sebastian Vader (3.04), LHP Mitch Horacek (3.25) and LHP Steven Brault (3.34) — were among the top 13 in the South Atlantic League in ERA through Friday night. The team's 3.43 ERA is third-lowest in the league. … OF Josh Hart, the Orioles supplemental-round pick in 2013, returned from a knee injury on July 5, and has six hits — all singles — in seven games since his return.

This week

Sunday: at Lakewood, 5:05 p.m.

Monday: off

Tuesday: at Greensboro, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: at Greensboro, 7 p.m.

Thursday: at Greensboro, 7 p.m.

Friday: vs. Hagerstown, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday: vs. Hagerstown, 7:05 p.m.

Short-season Single-A Aberdeen Ironbirds

The Ironbirds had won five in a row through Friday night but still found themselves at 9-19 for the year, 12 games behind first-place Hudson Valley in the McNamara Division of the New York-Penn League. … Calvert Hall graduate C Alex Murphy, a 2013 Orioles draftee, is leading the Ironbirds with a .279 batting average in 24 games. Murphy's two home runs are second on the team, and his 10 RBIs tie him for the team lead with 3B Hector Veloz. … Veloz, who joined the team from Delmarva, has struck out 34 times in 26 games through Friday. … RHP Janser Severino, a 22-year-old from the Dominican Republic, leads the team with a 2.31 ERA. On Saturday, he was sent to Delmarva.

This week

Sunday: vs. Auburn, 5:35 p.m.

Monday: vs. Auburn, 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday: off

Wednesday: at Tri-City, 7 p.m.

Thursday: at Tri-City, 7 p.m.

Friday: at Tri-City, 7 p.m.

Saturday: vs. Mahoning Valley, 7:05 p.m.

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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