Today's game recaps -- August 26

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides fell to the Durham Bulls, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox won both games of the doubleheader against the Akron Aeros.

The Single-A Frederick Keys were edged by Kinston, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds lost to the Lake County Captains.


The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds were defeated by the Lowell Spinners.

The Rookie-level Bluefield Orioles beat the Princeton Rays, and the Rookie-level GCL Orioles split two games with the GCL Red Sox.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Durham Bulls 4, Norfolk Tides 2 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Rhyne Hughes was 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Tides' 4-2 loss to Durham at Harbor Park.

Norfolk center fielder Joey Gathright was 2-for-5 with a stolen base, and catcher Robby Hammock added a double.

Tides starting pitcher David Pauley (9-11) allowed four runs (three earned) and six hits in 4 2/3 innings. The 26-year-old right-hander struck out four batters and issued three walks.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Game 1 score: Bowie Baysox 5, Akron Aeros 3, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 1 recap: Center fielder Danny Figueroa was 2-for-3 with a double, a stolen base and a run scored as the Baysox beat Akron, 5-3, in the first game of the doubleheader at Prince George's Stadium.

Bowie starting pitcher Steve Johnson (1-2) earned his first victory since joining the Orioles' minor league system in a trade last month. The 21-year-old right-hander gave up three runs, two hits and five walks in five innings.

Baysox left fielder Miguel Abreu was 2-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored, and third baseman Josh Bell contributed a double and a run scored.

Relief pitcher Luis Lebron retired all six batters he faced to earn his fifth save since being promoted to the Baysox.

Game 2 score: Bowie Baysox 5, Akron Aeros 2, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 2 recap: Abreu was 2-for-3 with an RBI, a stolen base and two runs scored as the Baysox swept the second game of the doubleheader, 5-2, over Akron.

Bowie right fielder Ambiorix Concepcion was 1-for-3 with two RBIs, and catcher Steve Torrealba added a single and an RBI.

Baysox relief pitcher Eddie Gamboa (1-0) improved his overall record to 11-0 this season after tossing two scoreless innings. The 24-year-old right-hander allowed two hits and collected two strikeouts.

Starting pitcher Ryan Rodriguez gave up two runs and three hits in three innings for the Baysox, and relief pitcher Ryan Ouellette didn't allow any runs in the final two innings to pick up his fifth save in Double-A this season.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Kinston Indians 3, Frederick Keys 2 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Robbie Widlansky collected a pair of doubles and two RBIs in the Keys' 3-2 loss to Kinston.

Frederick left fielder Tyler Henson was 2-for-4 with a run scored, and center fielder Matt Angle added a single and his 38th stolen base of the season.

Keys starting pitcher Chorye Spoone gave up two runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings, and relief pitcher Brian Parker (4-3) allowed one run and three hits in 2 2/3 innings.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

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

Recap: Left fielder Kyle Hudson was 3-for-5 with a triple, an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored as the Shorebirds fell, 7-6, against Lake County.

Delmarva third baseman Levi Carolus was 2-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored, while center fielder Xavier Avery added a single, a double, a stolen base and a run scored.

Shorebirds starting pitcher Nathan Moreau gave up four runs and four hits in 3 1/3 innings. The 22-year-old left-hander collected six strikeouts and walked four batters.

Relief pitcher T.R. Keating (5-5) allowed one run and one hit in 2 1/3 innings for the Shorebirds. The only hit he surrendered was a solo home run to Captains second baseman Mark Thompson with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Lowell Spinners 3, Aberdeen IronBirds 2 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Tyler Sexton only gave up two unearned runs and three hits in six innings, but the IronBirds suffered a 3-2 loss to Lowell at Ripken Stadium.

Aberdeen catcher Justin Dalles was 1-for-4 with an RBI, and shortstop Garabez Rosa added a triple and a run scored.

IronBirds relief pitcher Jacob Smith (2-3) allowed one run and three hits in one inning, and relief pitcher James Brandhorst retired all six batters he faced.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Bluefield Orioles 6, Princeton Rays 3 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Matt Hobgood allowed one run and four hits in 4 2/3 innings during the Orioles' 6-3 victory over Princeton at Bowen Field.

The 19-year-old right-hander struck out one batter and issued two walks. Hobgood also threw a wild pitch, and he didn't qualify for the win since he left before the fifth inning was completed.

Bluefield relief pitcher Robert Holloway (3-3) gave up two unearned runs and four hits in 4 1/3 innings to pick up the win. The 23-year-old left-hander collected three strikeouts.

Orioles left fielder Kipp Schutz was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, and first baseman Mike Flacco added a triple and an RBI.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Game 1 score: GCL Red Sox 7, GCL Orioles 0 (Box score)

Game 1 recap: Starting pitcher Jario De La Cruz (3-3) was charged with three unearned runs, one hit and one walk in one-third of an inning as the Orioles were blanked, 7-0, by the Red Sox in the completion of a suspended game.


Orioles first baseman David Anderson walked twice.


Relief pitcher Tony Butler only allowed one hit in two scoreless innings for the Orioles during his latest injury rehabilitation assignment.

Game 2 score: GCL Orioles 2, GCL Red Sox 1, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 2 recap: Second baseman Moises Ciriaco was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI in the Orioles' 2-1 victory over the Red Sox in the second game.

Orioles right fielder Grolmann Gonzalez contributed a double and a run scored, and left fielder Edwin Cintron hit a single and scored a run.

Starting pitcher Aaron Wirsch allowed one run and one hit in 3 2/3 innings for the Orioles, and relief pitcher David Baker (1-0) struck out seven batters and didn't allow any base runners in 3 1/3 innings.

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