Today's game recaps -- May 2

All four full-season affiliates in the Orioles' minor league system suffered losses tonight.

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides fell to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox lost to the Akron Aeros.


The Single-A Frederick Keys were beaten by the Potomac Nationals, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds were knocked off by the Greensboro Grasshoppers.

Make sure you check out O's on Deck on Sunday afternoon because I'll be at Prince George's Stadium to provide live updates from Bowie's game against the Aeros. The game is scheduled to begin at 2:05 p.m.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 5, Norfolk Tides 1 (Box score)

Recap: The Tides couldn't get anything going offensively in a 5-1 loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. It was Norfolk's fifth loss in the past seven games.

First baseman Oscar Salazar was 2-for-3 with a walk for Norfolk. The 30-year-old utility player increased his batting average to .398 and extended his hitting streak to 18 games.

Tides center fielder Justin Christian was 2-for-4 with a double, and left fielder Nolan Reimold was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Norfolk starting pitcher David Pauley (1-3) gave up five runs and 10 hits in three innings. Three relievers -- Ross Wolf, Andy Mitchell and Jim Miller -- combined to allow only one hit in five scoreless innings, but the Tides couldn't overcome the early deficit.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Akron Aeros 6, Bowie Baysox 3 (Box score)

Recap: Baysox starting pitcher Sean Gleason (0-2) struggled through another tough outing against Akron. The 23-year-old right-hander gave up six runs and nine hits in six innings, and Bowie lost to the Aeros, 6-3.

Akron scored five runs against Gleason in the fifth inning, including a three-run home run by designated hitter Nick Weglarz with two outs. In the first two games of the series, Weglarz is 5-for-9 with two home runs and five RBIs against the Baysox.

Baysox designated hitter Ambiorix Concepcion was 1-for-4 with two RBIs, and second baseman Paco Figueroa collected two hits and an RBI. Shortstop Melvin Dorta and catcher Adam Donachie also had two hits each for Bowie.

Orioles utility player Ryan Freel batted leadoff for the second consecutive night on a rehab assignment with Bowie. He played center field and finished 0-for-3.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Potomac Nationals 8, Frederick Keys 4 (Box score)

Recap: Potomac scored five runs (three earned) against Pedro Beato (1-3) in the fifth inning, and the Nationals beat the Keys, 8-4. The 22-year-old right-hander struck out four batters and issued four walks in 4 2/3 innings.

Keys second baseman Matthew Tucker led the offense with three hits, including a solo home run in the eighth inning, but he also committed his seventh error of the season. Shortstop Bobby Stevens added an RBI for Frederick.


Brandon Waring picked up his team-leading ninth double for the Keys. Third baseman Tyler Henson, center fielder Matt Angle and designated hitter Chris Vinyard each collected a double for Frederick.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Greensboro Grasshoppers 7, Delmarva Shorebirds 3 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Oliver Drake (1-2) allowed four runs and four hits in four innings, and the Shorebirds lost, 7-3, to Greensboro.

The 22-year-old right-hander walked three batters and collected two strikeouts in the game. He surrendered a two-run home run to Grasshoppers first baseman Brandon Turner in the third.

Delmarva catcher Victor Castillo was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Shortstop Greg Miclat and first baseman Elvin Polanco each collected an RBI for the Shorebirds.

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