Today's game recaps -- August 1

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides won against the Syracuse Chiefs, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox split a doubleheader with the New Britain Rock Cats.

The Single-A Frederick Keys fell to the Lynchburg Hillcats, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds won one of their two games against the Greensboro Grasshoppers.


The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds lost to the Hudson Valley Renegades.

The Rookie-level Bluefield Orioles topped the Johnson City Cardinals, and the GCL Orioles beat the GCL Red Sox.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 8, Syracuse Chiefs 6 (Box score)

Recap: The Tides rallied to beat Syracuse, 8-6, by scoring three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning at Harbor Park.

Norfolk center fielder Jeff Fiorentino was 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and three runs scored, while shortstop Blake Davis collected three hits and scored three runs.

Tides designated hitter Brandon Snyder added a double, two RBIs and a run scored, and first baseman Michael Aubrey contributed a double and an RBI.

Starting pitcher David Pauley allowed six runs (five earned), eight hits and four walks in 6 2/3 innings for the Tides, but he didn't factor in the decision.

Norfolk relief pitcher Jim Miller (3-3) gave up one hit in 1 1/3 innings, and closer Alberto Castillo retired all three batters he faced for his eighth save of the season.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Game 1 score: Bowie Baysox 7, New Britain Rock Cats 4, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 1 recap: The Baysox topped New Britain, 7-4, in the first game of the doubleheader.

Starting pitcher Brian Matusz allowed one hit, one walk and struck out one batter in one inning for the Baysox before being removed from the game. It's rumored that he could be pitching for the Orioles on Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers.

Bowie second baseman Paco Figueroa was 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored, while left fielder Jonathan Tucker added two hits, an RBI and two runs scored.

Baysox relief pitcher Zach Clark (1-1) gave up two runs and six hits in four innings to pick up the win, and left-hander Chad Thall retired the side in order during the seventh to earn his first save of the season.

Baysox first baseman Eric Crozier was 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored.

Game 2 score: New Britain Rock Cats 3, Bowie Baysox 2, 7 innings (Box score)


Game 2 recap: Third baseman Jason White contributed a triple, an RBI and a run scored, but the Baysox fell, 3-2, to New Britain in the nightcap.

Bowie shortstop Robert Valido was 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored, and designated hitter Paco Figueroa also added a double.

Baysox starting pitcher Tim Bascom (2-4) gave up three runs and seven hits in five innings. The 24-year-old right-hander struck out four batters and issued two walks.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Lynchburg Hillcats 6, Frederick Keys 2 (Box score)

Recap: The Keys committed five errors, including two by third baseman Brandon Waring in a 6-2 loss to Lynchburg. Offensively, Waring was 3-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored.

Frederick starting pitcher Zach Britton (7-5) gave up five runs (one earned) and six hits in five innings. The 21-year-old left-hander struck out two batters, issued two walks and tossed two wild pitches.

Keys catcher Caleb Joseph, right fielder Billy Rowell and relief pitcher Eddie Gamboa each committed one defensive miscue.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Game 1 score: Greensboro Grasshoppers 2, Delmarva Shorebirds 0, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 1 recap: Starting pitcher Cole McCurry struck out 13 batters, but the Shorebirds fell, 2-0, to Greensboro in the first game of the doubleheader at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The 23-year-old left-hander allowed three hits and two walks.

Delmarva designated hitter Elvin Polanco collected two hits, and shortstop Greg Miclat committed his 21st error of the season.

Shorebirds relief pitcher Brandon Cooney (2-5) suffered the loss after giving up two runs, two hits and two walks in one inning.

Game 2 score: Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Greensboro Grasshoppers 1, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 2 recap: First baseman Joe Mahoney was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs as the Shorebirds salvaged a split with a 4-1 win over Greensboro.

Delmarva center fielder Xavier Avery collected two singles, two stolen bases and a run scored, and second baseman Rodolfo Cardona was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored.

Shorebirds starting pitcher Brent Allar allowed one run and two hits in four innings. The 24-year-old right-hander collected five strikeouts and walked one batter.

Relief pitcher Scott Mueller (2-0) gave up one hit in 1 1/3 innings for the Shorebirds, and Brett Bordes recorded the final five outs for his first save of the season.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Hudson Valley Renegades 7, Aberdeen IronBirds 4 (Box score)

Recap: The IronBirds blew an early four-run lead in a 7-4 loss to Hudson Valley at Ripken Stadium.

Aberdeen first baseman Tom Edwards was 2-for-4 with a run scored, and catcher Justin Dalles contributed a single and two runs scored.

IronBirds starting pitcher Colin Allen gave up three runs (one earned) and six hits in 4 2/3 innings. The 22-year-old right-hander picked up three strikeouts, issued one walk and hit a batter.

Relief pitcher Jake Smith (1-1) allowed two unearned runs and five hits in 2 1/3 innings for the IronBirds.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Bluefield Orioles 8, Johnson City Cardinals 4 (Box score)


Recap: The Orioles scored six runs in the top of the ninth inning to cruise to an 8-4 victory over Johnson City.


Bluefield starting pitcher Matt Hobgood allowed three runs (two earned) and six hits in two innings. The 18-year-old right-hander struck out three batters, and his ERA climbed to 7.20 after three starts this season.

Orioles designated hitter Edinho Meyer hit a three-run home run in the ninth, and third baseman Corey Thomas added a solo shot.

Relief pitcher Chase Phillips (1-0) tossed the final two innings for the Orioles.

Bluefield left fielder Kipp Schutz was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored, and first baseman Mike Flacco added two hits, including a double, and a run scored.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Orioles 4, GCL Red Sox 3 (Box score)

Recap: Left fielder David Rivera hit a single and collected two RBIs in the Orioles' 4-3 victory over the Red Sox.

Orioles catcher Xavier Lopez was 2-for-3 with a double, and second baseman Anderson Childers contributed a single, two walks and two runs scored.

Starting pitcher Eiri Ramirez gave up two runs and three hits in two innings for the Orioles, while relief pitcher Aaron Wirsch (1-0) -- the team's seventh-round selection in this year's MLB draft -- picked up the win after tossing two scoreless innings.

Orioles relief pitcher Joshua Goodin retired all six batters he faced for his second save of the season.

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