Recap: The Tides are learning to live without catcher Matt Wieters, and they got off to a rough start with an 8-6 loss to Toledo.
Despite collecting 14 hits in the game, Norfolk was unable to hold down the Mud Hens, who had 16 hits and snapped a 10-game losing streak.
Tides outfielder Jeff Fiorentino led the team with a home run and three RBIs. Second baseman Justin Turner was 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored for Norfolk, and shortstop Carlos Rojas added three hits and an RBI.
Norfolk starting pitcher Radhames Liz gave up two unearned runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings, but he didn't factor in the decision. The 25-year-old right-hander struck out six batters in the Tides' loss.
Relief pitcher Kam Mickolio (1-3) suffered the loss after allowing one run and three hits in 1 1/3 innings for Norfolk, and left-hander Alberto Castillo gave up five runs (four earned) and five hits in two-thirds of an inning.
Tides utility player Brandon Pinckney pitched a scoreless eighth inning. He collected one strikeout and allowed one hit. Offensively, Pinckney picked up two hits and an RBI for Norfolk.Bowie Baysox (AA)
Recap: Trailing 3-0 in the seventh inning, the Baysox scored the game's final seven runs to beat Altoona, 7-3. Bowie scored once in the seventh, two times in the eighth and tacked on four more runs in the top of the ninth.
Center fielder Danny Figueroa led the Baysox with four hits, including two doubles. Bowie right fielder Joe Nowicki hit a three-run home run in the ninth, and third baseman Mike Costanzo added three hits and two RBIs.
Baysox designated hitter Dave Krynzel was 3-for-5, while first baseman Brandon Snyder was 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored.
Starting pitcher John Mariotti allowed three unearned runs and four hits in six innings for Bowie. The 24-year-old right-hander walked four batters and collected one strikeout. Baysox relief pitcher Ryan Rodriguez (1-2) earned the victory after tossing three no-hit innings.
Frederick Keys (A)
Score: Frederick Keys 4, Wilmington Blue Rocks 2 (Box score)
Recap: Starting pitcher Pedro Beato (3-3) allowed one run and six hits in 6 1/3 innings, and the Keys edged Wilmington, 4-2. The 22-year-old right-hander struck out two batters and issued one walk.
Frederick center fielder Matt Angle was 3-for-5 with two triples and an RBI, while right fielder Billy Rowell was 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Designated hitter Caleb Joseph, who pinch-hit for Wally Crancer in the seventh inning, was 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored for the Keys, and catcher Billy Killian added two hits, an RBI and a run scored.
Keys closer Luis Lebron struck out the side in the ninth inning to earn his ninth save of the season.
Recap: The Shorebirds scored six of the final seven runs in the game, but an early deficit caused them to fall to Hickory, 9-6, at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.
Delmarva starting pitcher Cole McCurry (3-3) allowed six runs and six hits in two innings. Relief pitcher Colin Allen gave up two runs and seven hits in five innings for the Shorebirds, and Brent Allar surrenedered one run and two hits in two innings.
Shorstop Greg Miclat had another big game for Delmarva. The was 3-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored. It was the second three-hit outing for the 21-year-old infielder in his past five games.
Shorebirds first baseman Joe Mahoney was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, and left fielder Kyle Hudson added two hits and two RBIs. Center fielder Xavier Avery was 2-for-5 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored for Delmarva.