Game 1 recap: After giving up a two-run home run to Louisville right fielder Jonny Gomes in the first inning, Tides starting pitcher Chris Tillman (5-0) settled down as Norfolk won, 6-2, in the first game.
The 21-year-old right-hander allowed two runs and six hits in five innings. Tillman, who is now tied for the lead in the International League in victories, struck out five batters and issued one walk for the Tides. He threw 49 of his 88 pitches for strikes.
Norfolk right fielder Jeff Fiorentino was 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in the fifth inning. Catcher Matt Wieters had a two-run triple, and first baseman Oscar Salazar was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored for the Tides.
Relief pitcher Radhames Liz tossed two scoreless innings to close out the win for the Tides. He allowed two hits and lowered his ERA to 6.08.
Game 2 recap: Starting pitcher David Pauley (3-3) tossed six scoreless innings, and the Tides swept the doubleheader with a 2-0 win over Louisville. The 25-year-old right-hander allowed four hits and struck out seven batters.
Norfolk right fielder Justin Christian collected an RBI double, and Wieters also added an RBI. Shortstop Jolbert Cabrera was 2-for-3 for the Tides.
Relief pitcher Jim Miller struck out all three hitters he faced to earn his 10th save of the season, which is the best in the league.Frederick Keys (A)
Recap: Relief pitcher Chris Salberg (1-3) allowed five unearned runs in the top of the 11th inning after shortstop Pedro Florimon Jr. committed a throwing error, and the Keys lost, 13-9, to the Lynchburg Hillcats.
It was Florimon's 10th defensive miscue this season, and Frederick right fielder Billy Rowell and second baseman Bobby Stevens also made errors in the game.
Rowell had a solo home run and two RBIs for the Keys, and third baseman Tyler Henson added a three-run shot. Catcher Caleb Joseph was 4-for-6 with an RBI and a run scored for Frederick, while first baseman Brandon Waring collected two doubles and two RBIs.
Keys starting pitcher Nathan Nery gave up five runs (two earned) and seven hits in six innings. The 23-year-old left-hander struck out six batters and issued one walk, but he didn't factor in the decision.
Shorebirds center fielder Xavier Avery was 4-for-7 with a run scored, and right fielder Ronnie Welty added two hits and two RBIs.
The Crawdads tied the game with two outs in the ninth inning after left fielder Eric Fry connected for a solo home run against Shorebirds relief pitcher Joe Esposito.
Starting pitcher Ryan O'Shea gave up one run and one hit -- a solo home run to Crawdads second baseman Erik Morrison -- in six innings for Delmarva, but he didn't factor in the decision. The 22-year-old right-hander struck out six batters and issued three walks.