Today's game recaps -- May 29

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides ran away with a win on the road over the Columbus Clippers, but the Double-A Bowie Baysox lost to the Harrisburg Senators at home.

The Single-A Frederick Keys fell to the Salem Red Sox, and the game between the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds and Hickory Crawdads was rained out.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 13, Columbus Clippers 2 (Box score)

Recap: Despite losing their starting catcher and several pitchers to the major leagues, the Tides continue to collect victories. Norfolk pounded Columbus for a 13-2 win on Friday.


With Matt Wieters, Jason Berken, Brad Bergesen and David Hernandez all playing for the Orioles, several other players stepped up to lead the Tides.

Norfolk starting pitcher David Pauley (4-4) allowed one run and five hits in six innings to earn the victory. The 25-year-old right-hander struck out three batters and issued two walks. Relief pitcher Fredy Deza, who was promoted from Bowie earlier in the day, gave up one run and four hits in three innings to pick up his first save of the season for the Tides.

Second baseman Justin Turner was 3-for-5 with a double and four RBIs for Norfolk, while right fielder Jeff Fiorentino collected three hits, two RBIs and four runs scored.

Tides third baseman Melvin Dorta was 4-for-5 with a double and two runs scored, and designated hitter Jolbert Cabrera was 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and three runs scored. Center fielder Justin Christian and first baseman Oscar Salazar each added two hits for Norfolk.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Harrisburg Senators 8, Bowie Baysox 4 (Box score)

Recap: The Senators scored four runs in the final two innings to break open a tie game and knock off Bowie, 8-4, at Prince George's Stadium.

Relief pitcher Chad Thall (1-2) suffered the loss after giving up one run and three hits in two innings for the Baysox, and Josh Perrault surrendered three unearned runs in one inning.

Bowie center fielder Dave Krynzel collected three hits, one RBI and one run scored in the loss, while left fielder Jonathan Tucker and shortstop Robert Valido each added two hits.

Baysox pitcher Ryan Keefer, who was making another spot start, allowed four runs and six hits in two innings. Relief pitcher Pat Egan tossed four scoreless innings in his Double-A debut with Bowie.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Salem Red Sox 5, Frederick Keys 2 (Box score)

Recap: Salem scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat the Keys, 5-2.

Frederick starting pitcher Nathan Nery (0-2) gave up four runs (three earned) and seven hits in six innings. The 23-year-old left-hander collected five strikeouts and walked one batter in the Keys' loss.

Keys right fielder Billy Rowell was 2-for-4 with a double, and designated hitter Robbie Widlansky collected two hits and an RBI. Shortstop Pedro Florimon Jr. was 0-for-4 for the Keys, which ended his hitting streak at eight games.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

The game between the Shorebirds and Crawdads at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium was canceled due to thunderstorms in the area. Since Hickory doesn't return to Delmarva again in the first half of the season, the game will not be made up unless there are playoff implications.

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