Today's game recaps -- August 21

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides edged the Gwinnett Braves, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox were beaten by the Altoona Curve.

The Single-A Frederick Keys lost to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds came up short against the Lake County Captains.


The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds fell in a rain-shortened matchup against the Batavia Muckdogs, and the Rookie-level Bluefield Orioles beat the Kingsport Mets.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 3, Gwinnett Braves 2 (Box score)


Recap: Third baseman Justin Turner was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the Tides' 3-2 victory over Gwinnett at Harbor Park.

Norfolk starting pitcher David Pauley (9-10) gave up one run and three hits in six innings, and relief pitcher Alberto Castillo tossed one scoreless inning to pick up his 13th save of the season.

Tides center fielder Joey Gathright contributed two hits, a stolen base and an outfield assist, while designated hitter Rhyne Hughes and catcher Guillermo Rodriguez each hit a double.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Altoona Curve 4, Bowie Baysox 1 (Box score)

Recap: Center fielder Danny Figueroa was 2-for-3 with a run scored as the Baysox fell, 4-1, to Altoona at Prince George's Stadium.

Bowie starting pitcher Steve Johnson (0-2) allowed three runs (two earned) and three hits in 5 1/3 innings. The 21-year-old right-hander collected six strikeouts, issued three walks and hit a batter.

Baysox designated hitter Paco Figueroa was 1-for-4 with an RBI.

Relief pitcher Eddie Gamboa allowed one unearned run and two hits in 1 2/3 innings during his first appearance with the Baysox since being promoted earlier this week.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Myrtle Beach Pelicans 9, Frederick Keys 5 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Chorye Spoone allowed four runs (three earned), three hits and three walks in the Keys' 9-5 loss to Myrtle Beach. The 23-year-old right-hander struck out two batters and threw three wild pitches.

Frederick catcher Wally Crancer was 2-for-3 with a double and three runs scored, and second baseman Ryan Adams added two hits and a run scored.

Designated hitter Matthew Tucker contributed two hits and two RBIs for Frederick, while left fielder Tyler Henson hit a solo home run.

Keys relief pitcher Brian Parker (4-2) surrendered four runs (three earned) and three hits in two innings.

Right fielder Billy Rowell was 1-for-3 with an RBI for the Keys.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Lake County Captains 7, Delmarva Shorebirds 6 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Ryan O'Shea (8-6) was roughed up for seven runs (six earned) and 10 hits in six innings as the Shorebirds lost, 7-6, to Lake County at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva right fielder Ronnie Welty was 1-for-2 with a double, a stolen base, two RBIs and two runs scored, and shortstop Greg Miclat was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Shorebirds catcher Victor Castillo and third baseman Levi Carolus each added a double, and center fielder Xavier Avery was 1-for-5 with a run scored.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Batavia Muckdogs 4, Aberdeen IronBirds 2, 7 innings (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Tyler Townsend hit his second home run of the season, a solo shot in the sixth inning, in the IronBirds' 4-2 loss to Batavia at Ripken Stadium. The game was called due to rain after seven innings.

Aberdeen second baseman Mike Gioioso was 1-for-2 with a double and a walk, while right fielder Brian Conley added an RBI on a sacrifice fly.

IronBirds starting pitcher Tyler Sexton (2-7) allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings. The 24-year-old left-hander collected five strikeouts, issued one walk and hit a batter.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Bluefield Orioles 5, Kingsport Mets 2 (Box score)

Recap: The Orioles scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth to pull away for a 5-2 victory over the Kingsport Mets at Bowen Field.

Bluefield center fielder Michael Planeta was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, and first baseman Edinho Meyer collected a single and a double.

Orioles shortstop Javier Santana added two hits, an RBI and a run scored, while third baseman Mike Flacco was 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Flacco is batting .257 with three home runs and 28 RBIs in 51 games for Bluefield in 2009.

Starting pitcher Vito Frabizio gave up one run and eight hits in six innings for the Orioles, and relief pitcher Ryan Palsha (2-1) allowed one run and four hits in two innings.

Bluefield relief pitcher Sam Taveras retired all three batters he faced in order to pick up his fourth save of the season.