Today's game recaps -- July 5

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides defeated the Gwinnett Braves, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox blanked the Altoona Curve.

The Single-A Frederick Keys lost to the Potomac Nationals, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds beat the Kannapolis Intimidators.


The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds fell to the Oneonta Tigers.

As many of you remember, Baysox starting pitcher Bobby Livingston exercised a contract clause last week to become a free agent.


There were a lot of rumblings that Livingston was going to sign with the Cleveland Indians and report to the Akron Aeros, who are Cleveland's Double-A affiliate. Well, the rumors are now confirmed.

The 26-year-old left-hander pitched all seven innings for the Aeros in the first game of a doubleheader against the Harrisburg Senators today. Livingston allowed two runs and five hits in the complete game, and Akron won the game, 6-2. He improved to 7-2 with a 3.52 ERA in the Eastern League this season.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 7, Gwinnett Braves 1 (Box score)

Recap: Second baseman Justin Turner was 4-for-5 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored in the Tides' 7-1 victory over Gwinnett.

The 24-year-old infielder is now batting .294 with two home runs and 22 RBIs in 55 games for Norfolk this season. Turner has 10 doubles and 26 runs scored in 2009.

Tides third baseman Jolbert Cabrera was 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored, while first baseman Brandon Snyder added two hits, two RBIs and a run scored.

Norfolk starting pitcher Andy Mitchell (6-2) gave up one run and two hits in 5 2/3 innings. The 30-year-old right-hander walked five batters and collected two strikeouts.

Catcher Chad Moeller also picked up two hits for the Tides, and designated hitter Steve Torrealba hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 3, Altoona Curve 0 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Radhames Liz (3-1) tossed seven scoreless innings, and the Baysox cruised to a 3-0 win over Altoona. The 25-year-old right-hander gave up seven hits and collected seven strikeouts.

Bowie catcher Adam Donachie was 2-for-2 with two doubles, two walks and an RBI, while third baseman Mike Costanzo added two hits, an RBI and a run scored.

Baysox left fielder Jonathan Tucker collected two hits and a run scored, and designated hitter Dave Krynzel picked up an RBI.

Relief pitcher Josh Perrault retired the side in order in the ninth inning for this 16th save of the season for the Baysox.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Potomac Nationals 4, Frederick Keys 3 (Box score)

Recap: Second baseman Ryan Adams hit his first home run of the season, but the Keys were edged, 4-3, by Potomac.

Frederick starting pitcher Zach Britton (4-3) allowed four runs and six hits in seven innings. The 21-year-old left-hander struck out five batters and issued three walks.

Keys third baseman Tyler Henson was 2-for-3 with a stolen base and an RBI, and first baseman Brandon Waring added two hits, an RBI and a run scored.

Shortstop Pedro Florimon Jr. was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts for the Keys, and he committed his 21st error of the season.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 3, Kannapolis Intimidators 1 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Elvin Polanco was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored in the Shorebirds' 3-1 win over Kannapolis.

Delmarva third baseman Tyler Kolodny collected two hits, and left fielder Kyle Hudson added a triple and a run scored.

Shorebirds starting pitcher Chris Salberg (2-0) gave up one run and three hits in six innings, and relief pitcher Brandon Cooney tossed two scoreless innings to pick up his 13th save of the season.

Designated hitter Joe Mahoney was caught stealing for the first time this season for Delmarva. The 6-foot-7 infielder was successful on his first 19 attempts in 2009.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Oneonta Tigers 6, Aberdeen IronBirds 4 (Box score)

Recap: Center fielder Richard D'Oleo was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, but the IronBirds dropped a 6-4 decision to Oneonta. The 23-year-old outfielder also collected a stolen base and a run scored in the loss.

Aberdeen left fielder Lance West and designated hitter Jason Stifler each added an RBI, while third baseman Levi Carolus was 2-for-4 with a double, two stolen bases and a run scored.

IronBirds starting pitcher Colin Allen (0-3) allowed five runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings. The 22-year-old right-hander struck out five hitters and issued five walks. Allen also threw four wild pitches and hit a batter in the game.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

The Orioles' game against Burlington, which was scheduled to be played at Bowen Field tonight, was postponed due to rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Monday, and the first game is set to begin at 5:30 p.m.

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