The Triple-A Norfolk Tides lost to the Charlotte Knights, while the Double-A Bowie Baysox survived against the Akron Aeros.

The Single-A Frederick Keys were pounded by the Kinston Indians, but the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds topped the Lexington Legends.


The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds fell to the Lowell Spinners.

The Rookie-level Bluefield Orioles beat the Bristol Sox, and the Rookie-level GCL Orioles dropped a close decision against the GCL Rays.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Charlotte Knights 7, Norfolk Tides 1 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher David Pauley (7-7) gave up six runs (five earned) and seven hits in seven innings during the Tides' 7-1 loss to Charlotte at Harbor Park.

Norfolk center fielder Justin Christian was 2-for-4, and designated hitter Michael Aubrey collected a double and a run scored.

Tides first baseman Brandon Snyder added a sacrifice fly, but he is only batting .209 with one home run and 16 RBIs in 23 games since being promoted to Triple-A.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 13, Akron Aeros 11 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Brian Matusz (5-0) struggled for the Baysox, but the offense picked him up in a 13-11 victory over Akron.

The 22-year-old left-hander gave up six runs and 11 hits in five innings, but Bowie pounded 21 hits overall, and they scored 10 runs in 4 2/3 innings against former teammate and current Aeros starting pitcher Bobby Livingston (7-4).

Baysox left fielder Dave Krynzel was 4-for-6 with two triples, two RBIs and two runs scored, while designated hitter Joe Nowicki was 4-for-5 with two doubles, four RBIs and a run scored.

Center fielder Danny Figueroa collected four hits, an RBI and two runs scored for Bowie, and third baseman Guillermo Rodriguez was 2-for-4 with an RBI, a stolen base and two runs scored.

Relief pitcher Luis Lebron retired all six batters he faced for the Baysox to earn his second save since being promoted to Double-A.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Kinston Indians 9, Frederick Keys 1 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Robbie Widlansky hit a solo home run, but the Keys suffered a 9-1 loss to Kinston at Harry Grove Stadium.

Frederick center fielder Matt Angle collected a double, and designated hitter Ryan Adams added a single in the game.

Keys starting pitcher Zach Britton (5-4) allowed four runs (three earned) and six hits in six innings. The 21-year-old left-hander struck out five batters and issued three walks.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Lexington Legends 2 (Box score)

Recap: Center fielder Xavier Avery collected two hits and two RBIs in the Shorebirds' 5-2 victory over Lexington at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva designated hitter Elvin Polanco was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, while third baseman Tyler Kolodny added two hits, an RBI and two runs scored.

Shorebirds right fielder Ronnie Welty picked up two hits and a run scored, and second baseman L.J. Hoes was 2-for-4.

Starting pitcher Oliver Drake (5-6) allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings for the Shorebirds, while relief pitcher Brent Allar retired all five batters he faced for his first save of the season.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Lowell Spinners 6, Aberdeen IronBirds 4 (Box score)

Recap: The IronBirds committed four errors in a 6-4 loss to Lowell.

Aberdeen center fielder Richard D'Oleo was 2-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs, and second baseman Ty Kelly added three hits, an RBI and a run scored.

IronBirds left fielder T.J. Baxter was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, while catcher Brian Ward collected two hits and a run scored.

Starting pitcher Nicholas Haughian allowed one run and three hits in 4 2/3 innings for Aberdeen, but he didn't factor in the decision. The 22-year-old left-hander collected five strikeouts and issued three walks.

Aberdeen relief pitcher Stephen Procner (0-2) suffered the loss after giving up four runs (three earned) and three hits in two-thirds of an inning.

Procner, Baxter, shortstop Michael Mooney and third baseman Levi Carolus each made a defensive miscue for the IronBirds.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Bluefield Orioles 10, Bristol Sox 6 (Box score)

Recap: Second baseman Omar Casamayor was 2-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and four runs scored in the Orioles' 10-6 win over Bristol.

Bluefield center fielder Michael Planeta was 2-for-5 with two runs scored, and left fielder Larry Rivera collected two hits and an RBI.

Orioles catcher Dashenko Ricardo and right fielder Luis Ramirez each added a double and two RBIs.

Starting pitcher Vito Frabizio (1-1) earned his first victory of the season after giving up three runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings for the Orioles. The 20-year-old right-hander struck out four batters and issued one walk.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Rays 7, GCL Orioles 6 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Grolmann Gonzalez was 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored, but the Orioles were edged by the Rays, 7-6.

Orioles center fielder Edwin Cintron added two triples, an RBI and two runs scored, while second baseman Anderson Childers was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

Starting pitcher Zachary Petersime allowed five runs (four earned) and six hits in 5 2/3 innings for the Orioles. The 20-year-old right-hander collected five strikeouts and walked two batters.

Orioles relief pitcher Billy Gross (1-1) gave up two runs and six hits in two innings.