The Triple-A Norfolk Tides lost to the Gwinnett Braves, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox split a doubleheader against the Akron Aeros.

The Single-A Frederick Keys blanked the Potomac Nationals, while the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds fell to the Hickory Crawdads.


The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds were pounded by the Oneonta Tigers.

The rookie-level Bluefield Orioles defeated the Pulaski Mariners, and the rookie-level GCL Orioles dropped a close contest to the GCL Red Sox.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Gwinnett Braves 5, Norfolk Tides 4 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta excelled for the Tides, but the bullpen allowed four runs in the top of the ninth inning during a 5-4 loss to Gwinnett at Harbor Park.

The 23-year-old right-hander gave up one run and five hits in seven innings for Norfolk. Arrieta struck out five batters and issued two walks.

Tides relief pitcher Bob McCrory (0-1) was charged with four runs, three hits and one walk in one-third of an inning, and Jim Miller suffered his fourth blown save of the season.

Designated hitter Michael Aubrey was 2-for-3 with two RBIs for the Tides, and center fielder Justin Christian added three hits, two runs scored and a stolen base.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Game 1 score: Bowie Baysox 3, Akron Aeros 0, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 1 recap: Starting pitcher Brian Matusz (3-0) continues to shine with the Baysox.

The 22-year-old left-hander tossed a complete game, and Bowie topped Akron, 3-0, in the first game of the doubleheader at Prince George's Stadium. Matusz scattered four hits, and he struck out six batters and issued two walks.

In three games for the Baysox, Matusz has allowed two runs (one earned) and 10 hits in 18 1/3 innings. He has 21 strikeouts and six walks during that span.

Baysox third baseman Mike Costanzo and second baseman Miguel Abreu each collected an RBI double, while first baseman Eric Crozier added an RBI triple.

Game 2 score: Akron Aeros 3, Bowie Baysox 2 (Box score)

Game 2 recap: Abreu was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored, but he committed two errors and the Baysox dropped the nightcap, 3-2, to Akron.

Bowie first baseman Adam Donachie and Costanzo each collected an RBI, and outfielder Jonathan Tucker added a single, two stolen bases and a run scored.


Baysox starting pitcher Fredy Deza (3-3) allowed three runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings. The 26-year-old right-hander walked one batter and gave up one home run.

Relief pitcher Luis Lebron, who was recalled from Frederick before the game, tossed a scoreless inning in his debut for the Baysox. The 24-year-old right-hander struck out two of the three batters he faced.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 2, Potomac Nationals 0 (Box score)

Recap: Second baseman Ryan Adams was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in the Keys' 2-0 victory over Potomac.

Frederick starting pitcher Nathan Nery (2-3) gave up just one hit in six scoreless innings. The 23-year-old left-hander struck out five batters and issued four walks.

Keys center fielder Matt Angle was 2-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored, and catcher Caleb Joseph added two hits.

Relief pitcher Pat Egan didn't allow any hits in three innings to pick up his first save since being promoted to the Keys last month.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Hickory Crawdads 7, Delmarva Shorebirds 4 (Box score)

Recap: Catcher Luis Bernardo was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, but the Shorebirds lost, 7-4, to Hickory at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva first baseman Joe Mahoney hit an RBI triple and scored a run, while center fielder Kyle Hudson added an RBI.

Shorebirds starting pitcher Cole McCurry (3-6) allowed four runs and six hits in seven innings. The 23-year-old left-hander collected three strikeouts and walked one batter.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Oneonta Tigers 8, Aberdeen IronBirds 2 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Tyler Sexton (1-2) gave up three runs (two earned) and three hits in 4 2/3 innings during the IronBirds' 8-2 loss to Oneonta at Ripken Stadium. The 23-year-old left-hander issued four walks and struck out two batters.

Aberdeen third baseman Tom Edwards and left fielder Lance West each hit a triple, while Tom Baxter and Mike Gioioso both added a double in the game.

First baseman Tyler Townsend, the Orioles' third-round pick in this year's MLB draft, was 0-for-3 with a walk and three strikeouts for Aberdeen.

Relief pitcher Jose Barajas continues to struggle for the IronBirds. The 21-year-old right-hander allowed four runs (two earned) and two hits in 1 1/3 innings.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Bluefield Orioles 10, Pulaski Mariners 2 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Luis Ramirez was 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, three RBIs and two runs scored in the Orioles' 10-2 win over Pulaski.

Bluefield shortstop Javier Santana was 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored, while third baseman Corey Thomas added a solo home run, a single and two runs scored.

Orioles starting pitcher Justin Moore (1-0) allowed one unearned run and seven hits in five innings. The 19-year-old right-hander walked three batters and collected two strikeouts.

First baseman Mike Flacco collected two hits, an RBI and a run scored for the Orioles.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Red Sox 5, GCL Orioles 4 (Box score)


Recap: Right fielder Jaynnertt Melenciano was 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBIs and a run scored, but the Orioles were edged, 5-4, by the Red Sox.

Orioles left fielder Edwin Cintron was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored, while third baseman Anyi Tejeda and center fielder Grolmann Gonzalez each added an RBI.

Starting pitcher Jario De La Cruz allowed two runs and four hits in four innings for the Orioles, while relief pitcher David Walters (0-1) gave up three runs and five hits in two innings.