The Single-A Frederick Keys beat the Kinston Indians, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds topped the Lexington Legends.
The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds blanked the Lowell Spinners, while the rookie-level GCL Orioles picked up an easy win over the GCL Twins.
With the Triple-A Norfolk Tides, Double-A Bowie Baysox and rookie-level Bluefield Orioles all idle, it was a clean sweep for the Orioles' affiliates tonight.
Earlier today, the Shorebirds activated infielder L.J. Hoes from the temporary inactive list. In order to make room for Hoes on Delmarva's roster, the team placed outfielder Brian Conley on the disabled list with a hand injury.
Many readers asked about Hoes, and the Shorebirds said he was placed on the inactive list to "attend to family matters." The 19-year-old infielder was 0-for-4 with an RBI in his return during tonight's game.
Also, the IronBirds added right-handed pitcher Jacob Cowan to their roster before tonight's game. Cowan was the Orioles' 10th-round selection in this year's MLB draft.
Frederick Keys (A)
Score: Frederick Keys 7, Kinston Indians 5 (Box score)
Recap: Right fielder Robbie Widlansky was 4-for-4 with a two-run home run, two doubles and two runs scored in the Keys' 7-5 win over Kinston at Harry Grove Stadium.
With the performance, the 24-year-old utility player raised his batting average to .406 in 37 games since joining Frederick from extended spring training in the middle of the season. Widlansky has three home runs and 26 RBIs.
Frederick second baseman Ryan Adams was 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored, and designated hitter Wally Crancer added a single, an RBI and a run scored.
Keys starting pitcher Sean Gleason gave up three runs and four hits in five innings. The 23-year-old right-hander issued four walks and struck out three batters, but he was denied the victory when Orioles relief pitcher Dennis Sarfate allowed the Indians to tie the score in the top of the sixth inning.
Sarfate (1-0), who was pitching in an injury rehabilitation assignment for the Keys, earned the win despite suffering a blown save. The 28-year-old right-hander allowed two runs, two hits and a walk in two innings for Frederick.
Relief pitcher Joe Esposito tossed two scoreless innings to earn his first save of the season for the Keys.Delmarva Shorebirds (A)