The Triple-A Norfolk Tides defeated the Syracuse Chiefs, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox beat the Akron Aeros for the second consecutive day.

The Single-A Frederick Keys swept both games of a doubleheader against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, while the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds suffered a loss in the series finale against the Greensboro Grasshoppers.


Prior to Tuesday's action, the Tides added Joey Gathright to their roster.

In order to make room for the outfielder, who was recently acquired from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Ryan Freel, third baseman Mike Costanzo was shifted to Bowie.

The Baysox also assigned outfielder Brian Conley to extended spring training so Costanzo could have a roster spot.

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Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 9, Syracuse Chiefs 1 (Box score)

Recap: An impressive all-around performance powered the Tides to a 9-1 victory over Syracuse.

Norfolk starting pitcher Chris Tillman (4-0) struck out 10 batters in six scoreless innings, and the offense pounded 16 hits in the one-sided win.

Tillman allowed five hits and issued two walks in the Tides' victory, lowering his ERA to 2.03 in six starts this season.

Tides left fielder Nolan Reimold was 3-for-5 with his ninth home run of the season -- a two-run shot against Chiefs starting pitcher Collin Balester in the second inning -- and two doubles. The 25-year-old outfielder is batting .396 with 27 RBIs in 30 games for the Tides.

First baseman Oscar Salazar and catcher Robby Hammock also collected three hits each for the Tides, and second baseman Justin Turner added two hits and two RBIs.

Gathright made his debut for Norfolk, and he was 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 7, Akron Aeros 4 (Box score)

Recap: Although Troy Patton didn't start as originally expected, the Baysox still managed to knock off previously unbeaten Hector Rondon (5-1) and Akron, 7-4.

Bowie started Bobby Livingston (3-1) in place of Patton, who will start Wednesday's series finale against the Aeros. Livingston allowed two runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings for the Baysox.


Like Patton for the Baysox, Rondon also didn't start for Akron as planned. Left-hander Ryan Edell tossed three scoreless innings for the Aeros before Rondon entered in the fourth. Bowie collected three runs (two earned) and six hits in two innings against Rondon, who was moved to the bullpen before Tuesday's game.

Baysox left fielder Jonathan Tucker and right fielder Ambiorix Concepcion each collected three hits in the game. Tucker had two stolen bases, two RBIs and a run scored, while Concepcion had two doubles, an RBI and three runs scored.

Catcher Adam Donachie had a pair of doubles and two RBIs for Bowie, and first baseman Brandon Snyder added two hits and an RBI.

Frederick Keys (A)

Game 1 score: Frederick Keys 1, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 0, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 1 recap: If you were looking for a lot of offense, it wasn't a good idea to watch the first game of the doubleheader between the Keys and Pelicans.

Frederick third baseman Tyler Henson hit an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth inning for the only run of the game. It was also the Keys' only hit as they defeated Myrtle Beach, 1-0, at Harry Grove Stadium.

The Pelicans managed only two hits against Keys starting pitcher Tim Bascom (3-3), who tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the victory. The 24-year-old right-hander allowed one walk and didn't collect any strikeouts.

Frederick relief pitcher Luis Lebron recorded the final two outs to pick up his fourth save of the season. The 24-year-old right-hander allowed three runs in 1/3 of an inning against the Potomac Nationals on May 1, but he hasn't given up any runs in his other 11 appearances this season.

The first game lasted 1 hour and 27 minutes, which is the shortest game in franchise history, according to the Keys.

Game 2 score: Frederick Keys 5, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 4, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 2 recap: Center fielder Matt Angle was 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored to lead the Keys to a 5-4 win over Myrtle Beach in the nightcap.

Henson collected two more RBIs in the second game, and Frederick designated hitter Caleb Joseph was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

Keys starting pitcher Chris Salberg gave up three runs (two earned) and five hits in four innings. Relief pitcher Brett Bordes (2-1) allowed one hit in two scoreless innings to earn the victory for Frederick, and Ryan Ouellette picked up his first save of the season after surrendering one unearned run in the seventh.

Second baseman Bobby Stevens and left fielder Kraig Binick each added an RBI for the Keys, who won their fourth straight game.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Greensboro Grasshoppers 10, Delmarva Shorebirds 5 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Ryan O'Shea (2-2) allowed six runs (five earned) and eight hits in 3 2/3 innings, and the Shorebirds were never able to recover from the early deficit in a 10-5 loss to Greensboro.

Delmarva first baseman Joe Mahoney was 1-for-5 with his first home run of the season, a three-run shot in the eighth inning, and two runs scored.

Mahoney also grabbed his 11th stolen base, which ties him for the team lead with outfielder Kyle Hudson. Mahoney has not been caught stealing so far in 2009 after having only two stolen bases in 95 games for the Shorebirds last season.

Shortstop Greg Miclat was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Miclat replaced Jedidiah Stephen, who left the game with an apparent injury to his neck or shoulder after being hit by a pitch in the bottom of the first inning.