The Triple-A Norfolk Tides beat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, while the Double-A Bowie Baysox topped the Altoona Curve.

The Single-A Frederick Keys lost in extra innings to the Wilmington Blue Rocks, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds outlasted the Lakewood BlueClaws.


The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds fell to the Staten Island Yankees, and the rookie-level Bluefield Orioles dropped a decision to the Burlington Royals.

Before tonight's game, the Orioles added two 2009 draft picks to the IronBirds' roster -- first baseman Tyler Townsend (third round) and catcher Justin Dalles (sixth round).

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 6, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 1 (Box score)

Recap: Third baseman Melvin Dorta hit a grand slam in the fifth inning to lead the Tides to a 6-1 victory over Lehigh Valley.

Norfolk first baseman Brandon Snyder, who dropped to sixth in the lineup tonight, was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. Right fielder Jolbert Cabrera added two hits for the Tides.

Starting pitcher Andy Mitchell (5-2) allowed one run and six hits in six innings to pick up the victory for Norfolk. The 30-year-old right-hander walked four batters and collected two strikeouts.

Tides relief pitcher Ross Wolf struck out four of the six batters he faced in two innings, while Jim Miller picked up three strikeouts and gave up one hit in the ninth.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 5, Altoona Curve 1 (Box score)

Recap: The Baysox hit three home runs, including two in the first inning, to cruise to a 5-1 win over Altoona in the series finale.

Bowie first baseman Eric Crozier and center fielder Dave Krynzel each hit a two-run home run in the first. Crozier finished 3-for-3 in the game.

Right fielder Ambiorix Concepcion added a solo shot in the fourth for Bowie.

Baysox starting pitcher Bobby Livingston (6-2) gave up one run and five hits in seven innings. The 26-year-old left-hander struck out four batters and issued two walks.

Relief pitcher Ryohei Tanaka tossed two scoreless innings for the Baysox.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Wilmington Blue Rocks 7, Frederick Keys 3, 10 innings (Box score)

Recap: Catcher Caleb Joseph was 2-for-5 with a solo home run, but the Keys fell to Wilmington, 7-3, in 10 innings at Harry Grove Stadium.


Frederick starting pitcher Zach Britton struck out nine batters in six innings, but he didn't factor in the decision. The 21-year-old left-hander allowed three runs, six hits and one walk.

Relief pitcher Joe Esposito (0-2) gave up four runs and four hits in two innings for the Keys. The 24-year-old right-hander suffered back-to-back losses in two appearances since being called up from Delmarva, where he was 3-0 with a 1.08 ERA in 18 games.

Keys left fielder David Cash collected three hits, including a triple, and an RBI, while shortstop Pedro Florimon Jr. scored two runs.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 13, Lakewood BlueClaws 9 (Box score)

Recap: The Shorebirds scored eight runs in the sixth inning, and they ended Lakewood's five-run rally in the ninth for a 13-9 victory.

Delmarva left fielder Kyle Hudson led the team offensively with four hits, two stolen bases, two RBIs and two runs scored, while second baseman L.J. Hoes and center fielder Xavier Avery each added three hits. Hoes scored three runs, and Avery scored twice and collected an RBI.

Shorebirds third baseman Tyler Kolodny was 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored, and first baseman Joe Mahoney was 2-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored.

Starting pitcher Oliver Drake (4-4) picked up the win for the Shorebirds after allowing four runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. The 22-year-old right-hander struck out seven batters and issued two walks.

Catcher Luis Bernardo had two hits and two RBIs for Delmarva.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Staten Island Yankees 5, Aberdeen IronBirds 2 (Box score)

Recap: Shortstop Michael Mooney picked up his first two professional hits, but the IronBirds lost, 5-2, to Staten Island. The 21-year-old infielder was 2-for-5 with a triple and a run scored.

Aberdeen starting pitcher Colin Allen (0-2) allowed three runs and six hits in three innings. The 22-year-old right-hander collected three strikeouts and walked one batter.

IronBirds center fielder Richard D'Oleo was 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored, and left fielder Arthur Bonevacia collected an RBI.

Townsend struck out in his professional debut as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Burlington Royals 8, Bluefield Orioles 5 (Box score)

Recap: Shortstop Javier Santana was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, but the Orioles dropped an 8-5 decision to Burlington.

Bluefield starting pitcher Vito Frabizio threw well in the loss, allowing only two unearned runs and four hits in five innings. The 20-year-old right-hander struck out four batters and issued one walk.

Orioles second baseman Omar Casamayor was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored, while left fielder Jose Kianes and third baseman Mike Flacco each added an RBI.

Relief pitcher Robert Holloway (0-1) gave up six runs, four hits and three walks in one inning for Bluefield.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

The game between the GCL Orioles and GCL Twins was suspended with the score tied, 2-2, in the top of the ninth inning.

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