Today's game recaps -- July 20

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides were edged by the Gwinnett Braves, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox were blanked by the Harrisburg Senators.

The Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds fell to the Bowling Green Hot Rods in extra innings, while the short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds pounded the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.


The Rookie-level Bluefield Orioles lost to the Johnson City Cardinals.

The Single-A Frederick Keys and Rookie-level GCL Orioles were idle.


Earlier today, infielder Buck Britton was promoted from the Shorebirds to Frederick, and Delmarva activated outfielder Brian Conley from the disabled list.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Gwinnett Braves 7, Norfolk Tides 6 (Box score)

Recap: The Tides scored six runs in the top of the third inning, including a three-run home run by left fielder Victor Diaz, but it wasn't enough in a 7-6 loss to Gwinnett.

Braves second baseman Kelly Johnson was 3-for-4 with two home runs and all seven of Gwinnett's RBIs as part of his injury rehabilitation assignment.

Norfolk second baseman Justin Turner was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored, while catcher Robby Hammock collected two hits.

Tides starting pitcher Troy Patton gave up six runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings. The 23-year-old left-hander struck out six batters, but he surrendered both home runs to Johnson.

Relief pitcher Jim Miller (2-3) suffered the loss after allowing one run and two hits in 1 2/3 innings for the Tides.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Harrisburg Senators 2, Bowie Baysox 0 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Eric Crozier was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk, but the Baysox fell, 2-0, to Harrisburg.

Bowie designated hitter Dave Krynzel was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Third baseman Jason White contributed a single for the Baysox, but he struck out twice.

Baysox starting pitcher Fredy Deza (5-4) gave up two runs and five hits in four innings. The 26-year-old right-hander walked five batters and collected one strikeouts.

Relief pitchers Tim Bascom and John Mariotti each tossed two scoreless innings for Bowie.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Bowling Green Hot Rods 5, Delmarva Shorebirds 2, 11 innings (Box score)


Recap: Left fielder Kyle Hudson was 3-for-4 with an RBI in the Shorebirds' 5-2 loss to Bowling Green in 11 innings at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva center fielder Xavier Avery contributed the team's only other hit on a triple in the bottom of the fifth, while catcher Luis Bernardo walked and scored a run.

Shorebirds starting pitcher Ryan O'Shea allowed two runs and three hits in five innings. The 23-year-old right-hander collected four strikeouts and issued three walks.

Relief pitcher Brandon Cooney (2-4) gave up three unearned runs and four hits in 2 1/3 innings for Delmarva.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Aberdeen IronBirds 9, Mahoning Valley Scrappers 2 (Box score)

Recap: The IronBirds scored in each of the first five innings and cruised to a 9-2 victory over Mahoning Valley at Ripen Stadium.

Aberdeen left fielder Richard D'Oleo was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored, and catcher Justin Dalles added two hits and two RBIs.

Third baseman Levi Carolus contributed a double, two RBIs and a run scored for the IronBirds, while second baseman Michael Mooney picked up two RBIs.

IronBirds designated hitter Tyler Kelly was 2-for-3 with two runs scored on his 21st birthday, and first baseman T.J. Baxter scored twice.

Starting pitcher Kenny Moreland (4-1) survived a rocky start to throw seven innings for the IronBirds. The 23-year-old right-hander allowed two runs and seven hits, while striking out six batters in the win.

In his first action since returning from the disabled list, IronBirds center fielder Steve Bumbry didn't show any signs that the hamstring injury was still bothering him. The 21-year-old outfielder hit a triple and made two outfield assists in the game.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Johnson City Cardinals 13, Bluefield Orioles 1 (Box score)

Recap: Johnson City scored six runs in each of the final two innings to turn a tie game into a 13-1 rout over Bluefield at Bowen Field.

Orioles starting pitcher Jesse Beal only allowed one unearned run and four hits in seven innings before turning the game over to the bullpen. The 19-year-old right-hander struck out two batters and didn't walk anyone.

Bluefield relief pitchers David Walters (0-1) and Andrew Huebner combined to give up 10 runs (nine earned), seven hits and two walks while recording only three outs.

Designated hitter Matt Tucker was 2-for-4 as part of his injury rehabilitation assignment for the Orioles, and left fielder Kipp Schutz added a double and a run scored.

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