The Triple-A Norfolk Tides failed to score a run against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, while the Double-A Bowie Baysox swept a doubleheader from the Altoona Curve.
The Single-A Frederick Keys beat the Winston-Salem Dash, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds dropped both games against the Lakewood BlueClaws.
The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds topped the Brooklyn Cyclones.
The rookie-level Bluefield Orioles came alive late for a blowout win over the Kingsport Mets, and the rookie-level GCL Orioles earned a win over the GCL Red Sox.
Before tonight's game, the Orioles released Lee Ellis. The 24-year-old outfielder batted .210 with nine RBIs in 36 games for the IronBirds last season. He was on Aberdeen's disabled list to start the 2009 season.
Norfolk Tides (AAA)
Score: Lehigh Valley IronPigs 5, Norfolk Tides 0 (Box score)
Recap: Starting pitcher Troy Patton (1-2) gave up five runs (four earned) and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings, and the Tides were blanked, 5-0, by Lehigh Valley.
Norfolk third baseman Jolbert Cabrera was 2-for-4 with a double, and left fielder Justin Christian added a single and two stolen bases.
Tides center fielder Joey Gathright, who collected at least two hits in five of his past 10 games, was 0-for-4 with a strikeout and a double play.
Designated hitter Brandon Snyder went 0-for-4 for the second consecutive night for the Tides, lowering his batting average to .212 in nine games at the Triple-A level.Bowie Baysox (AA)
Game 1 recap: Starting pitcher Brian Matusz (2-0) allowed one run and three hits in 5 1/3 innings, and the Baysox cruised to a 5-1 win over Altoona in the first game of the doubleheader. The 22-year-old left-hander struck out five batters and issued three walks.
Bowie first baseman Eric Crozier was 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored, and second baseman Miguel Abreu added two hits and three RBIs.
Baysox third baseman Mike Costanzo was 1-for-2 with an RBI triple and a run scored, while left fielder Jonathan Tucker collected a single, a run scored and his 18th stolen base of the season.
Relief pitcher Ryan Ouellette tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings to earn his first save of the season for the Baysox.
Game 2 recap: The Shorebirds committed four errors in the 3-2 loss to Lakewood during the regularly scheduled meeting between the two teams.
Delmarva first baseman Joe Mahoney was 1-for-3 with an RBI triple and a run scored, while second baseman L.J. Hoes collected an RBI and a stolen base.
Shorebirds starting pitcher Brent Allar gave up one run and five hits in three innings, and relief pitcher Cliff Flagello (0-1) suffered the loss after allowing two unearned runs and three hits in three innings.
Allar, third baseman Tyler Kolodny, shortstop Rodolfo Cardona and right fielder Brian Conley each committed a defensive miscue for the Shorebirds.