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)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 7, Lexington Legends 3 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Ronnie Welty hit a three-run home run to lift the Shorebirds to a 7-3 victory over the Lexington Legends at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva left fielder Kyle Hudson was 2-for-4, and center fielder Xavier Avery walked twice, collected a stolen base and scored two runs.

Starting pitcher Cole McCurry (4-7) tossed six scoreless innings for the Shorebirds. The 23-year-old left-hander allowed three hits, walked two batters and picked up eight strikeouts.


Shorebirds first baseman Joe Mahoney was 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Aberdeen IronBirds 5, Lowell Spinners 0 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Tyler Sexton (2-2) gave up two hits in six scoreless innings, and the IronBirds blanked Lowell, 5-0. The 23-year-old left-hander struck out five batters and issued two walks.

Aberdeen right fielder Jason Rook was 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and a run scored, while left fielder T.J. Baxter added two hits, a stolen base and a run scored.

IronBirds catcher Justin Dalles collected two hits, an RBI and a run scored, and shortstop Garabez Rosa and designated hitter Levi Carolus each picked up two hits.

Boston Red Sox shortstop Jed Lowrie was 0-for-4 with a strikeout in an injury rehabilitation assignment for the Spinners.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Orioles 9, GCL Twins 1 (Box score)

Recap: The Orioles scored six runs in the first inning, and they cruised to a 9-1 victory over the Twins.

Orioles right fielder Grolmann Gonzalez was 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run and three RBIs, while catcher Xavier Lopez added two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Second baseman Anderson Childers collected a single, an RBI and two runs scored for the Orioles, and first baseman David Anderson and left fielder David Rivera each hit an RBI double.

Orioles starting pitcher Jario De La Cruz (1-1) allowed one run and three hits in six innings. The 22-year-old right-hander collected four strikeouts and walked two batters.