Congratulations to the Bowie Baysox, who scored a 7-1 victory over the Binghamton Mets to clinch their first playoff berth since 1997. They hold a four-game lead in the Southern Division of the Eastern League standings and appear to be on the way to their first-ever division title.
Right-hander Jason Berken (12-3) continues to be very effective. He threw seven shutout innings tonight, giving up three hits, striking out eight and walking none.
Garrett Olson was not particularly impressive in his first start since he was demoted to Triple-A Norfolk. Olson pitched five innings and gave up five runs (four earned). He struck out five and walked three in a 6-5 loss to Toledo.
The Frederick Keys staged a seventh inning rally to close a six-run gap to just one, but the Salem Avalanche regrouped and scored a 10-5 victory. Starting pitcher Pedro Beato struggled early and got the loss, falling to 4-9 with a 5.78 ERA.
Rehab update: Reliever Chris Ray (elbow surgery) pitched one inning, giving up two hits and striking out two, for Class-A Aberdeen.