Today's game recaps -- April 18

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides and Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds were both victorious, but the Double-A Bowie Baysox and Single-A Frederick Keys each lost at home.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 7, Gwinnett Braves 4 (Box score)


Recap: The Tides scored four runs in the sixth inning -- all on second baseman Carlos Rojas' bases-loaded triple to center field -- to break open a tie game and allow Norfolk to capture a 7-4 victory over Gwinnett.

The 25-year-old infielder's hit scored Norfolk players Nolan Reimold, Jolbert Cabrera and Mike Costanzo. An error by Gwinnett shortstop Antonio Perez allowed Rojas to come all the way around to score, giving the Tides a four-run lead.


Reimold was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, while right fielder Lou Montanez was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk. Cabrera also had two hits for Norfolk, which won its fourth straight game.

Tides relief pitcher Andy Mitchell (1-0) earned the victory after giving up one run and four hits in 2 2/3 innings. Jim Miller tossed a scoreless inning to earn his first save of the season.

Norfolk starter Chris Tillman allowed three runs (two earned) and five hits in four innings. The 21-year-old right-hander walked three hitters and collected four strikeouts.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Akron Aeros 7, Bowie Baysox 3 (Box score)

Recap: Catcher Carlos Santana hit his fourth home run of the season, and Akron held on for a 7-3 victory over the Baysox at Prince George's Stadium.

Bowie starting pitcher Bobby Livingston (1-1) suffered the loss after allowing four runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings. Relief pitcher Jim Hoey gave up three runs and two hits in 1 1/3 innings in Bowie's loss.

Designated hitter Paco Figueroa was 2-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored for the Baysox. First baseman Brandon Snyder, third baseman Melvin Dorta and shortstop Robert Valido each had two hits for Bowie.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Salem Red Sox 7, Frederick Keys 4 (Box score)

Recap: Salem scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning to beat the Keys, 7-4, at Harry Grove Stadium.

Frederick relief pitcher Chris Salberg (0-2) picked up the loss after giving up two runs in 2 2/3 innings, while teammate Brett Bordes allowed three runs in 2/3 of an inning.

Left fielder Kraig Binick continues to play well for Frederick. The 24-year-old outfielder was 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in the loss. Keys catcher Wally Crancer finished 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs. First baseman Brandon Waring and designated hitter Chris Vinyard each added two hits for Frederick.

Keys starting pitcher John Mariotti gave up two runs and four hits in 4 2/3 innings, but he didn't factor in the decision.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 2, Lake County Captains 1 (Box score)


Recap: Nathan Nery put together his second strong start of the season in the Shorebirds' 2-1 win over Lake County at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury.

The 23-year-old left-hander gave up one run and five hits in 5 1/3 innings, but he didn't factor in the decision.

Delmarva took the lead in the bottom of the eighth, when Greg Miclat scored the go-ahead run on an error by Captains first baseman Chris Nash.

Shorebirds relief pitcher Raul Rivero (2-0) picked up the victory after tossing 2 2/3 innings without allowing a hit. Brandon Cooney pitched a scoreless inning to earn his second save of the season for Delmarva.

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