Today's game recaps -- August 27

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides fell to the Durham Bulls, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox were pounded by the Akron Aeros.

The Single-A Frederick Keys lost to the Kinston Indians, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds blanked the Lake County Captains.


The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds were edged by the Vermont Lake Monsters.

The Rookie-level Bluefield Orioles were beaten by the Danville Braves, and the Rookie-level GCL Orioles dropped a game against the GCL Reds.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Durham Bulls 3, Norfolk Tides 1 (Box score)

Recap: Relief pitcher Bob McCrory (0-2) allowed three runs and four hits in two innings as the Tides blew a one-run lead in a 3-1 loss to Durham at Harbor Park.

The decisive runs came on a three-run home run by Bulls first baseman Chris Richard, a former Oriole, with one out in the ninth. It was Richard's 22nd home run of the season for Durham.

Norfolk center fielder Joey Gathright was 2-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base, and designated hitter Victor Diaz added two hits.

Tides right fielder Jeff Fiorentino contributed a double and an RBI, and third baseman Brandon Pinckney was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

Former Orioles relief pitcher Winston Abreu struck out the side in the bottom of the ninth to pick up his 14th save of the season for Durham.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Akron Aeros 11, Bowie Baysox 5 (Box score)

Recap: Paco Figueroa was 1-for-4 with two RBIs, a stolen base and a run scored, but that was far from the main story as the Baysox lost, 11-5, to Akron at Prince George's Stadium.

Bowie used four position players as relief pitchers in the loss, and they had mixed results.

First baseman Eric Crozier was summoned to the mound to start the seventh inning for the Baysox, and he allowed one run, one walk and two hits.

Baysox right fielder Ambiorix Concepcion retired the side in order in the eighth, including one strikeout.

Catcher Steve Torrealba, who entered the game as the first baseman when Crozier went to the mound, gave up two runs (one earned) and one hit before being ejected after recording one out in the ninth.

Bowie shortstop Jason White took over for Torrealba and forced the next two Akron batters to ground out to end the top of the ninth.

Starting pitcher Fredy Deza (5-6) gave up five runs and eight hits in four innings. The 26-year-old right-hander issued three walks and hit two batters.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Kinston Indians 5, Frederick Keys 2 (Box score)

Recap: Left fielder Tyler Henson was 2-for-4 with a strikeout and a run scored in the Keys' 5-2 loss to Kinston.

Frederick starting pitcher Sean Gleason (4-7) gave up three runs and nine hits in six innings, while relief pitcher Brett Jacobson allowed two runs and two hits in one inning.

Keys third baseman Brandon Waring was 1-for-5 with four strikeouts and a run scored, and second baseman Buck Britton added a single and an RBI.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 1, Lake County Captains 0 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Cole McCurry (6-8) allowed six hits in six scoreless innings as the Shorebirds won, 1-0, against Lake County. The 23-year-old left-hander struck out six batters and issued one walk.

Delmarva third baseman Levi Carolus was 2-for-3 with a walk, and designated hitter L.J. Hoes added a single, a walk and a run scored.

Shorebirds center fielder Xavier Avery was 1-for-4 with an RBI.

Relief pitcher Cliff Flagello recorded the final six outs to pick up his sixth save since joining the Shorebirds.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Vermont Lake Monsters 1, Aberdeen IronBirds 0 (Box score)

Recap: Designated hitter T.J. Baxter was 2-for-4, but the IronBirds couldn't score any runs in a 1-0 loss to Vermont.

Aberdeen starting pitcher Jake Cowan allowed one hit in four scoreless innings, and relief pitcher Josh Dowdy (1-2) gave up one run and two hits in one inning.

IronBirds right fielder Brian Conley hit a single for the team's only other hit.

Relief pitcher Ashur Tolliver, the Orioles' fifth-round selection in this year's MLB draft, made his professional debut for the IronBirds. The 21-year-old left-hander surrendered one hit, but he didn't allow any runs in three innings.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Danville Braves 5, Bluefield Orioles 3 (Box score)

Recap: Center fielder Michael Planeta was 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and an RBI in the Orioles' 5-3 loss to Danville.

Bluefield second baseman Omar Casamayor contributed a double and two runs scored, and left fielder Kipp Schutz added an RBI.

Orioles starting pitcher Vito Frabizio (4-4) allowed two runs and two hits in five innings. The 20-year-old right-hander collected four strikeouts, issued three walks and hit a batter.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Reds 7, GCL Orioles 2 (Box score)

Recap: Center fielder Kyle Hoppy was 1-for-3 with two RBIs as the Orioles lost, 7-2, to the Reds. It was the first professional hit and RBIs for the Orioles' 28th-round selection in this year's MLB draft.

Orioles second baseman Anderson Childers and shortstop Moises Ciriaco each hit a double in the game.

Starting pitcher Jario De La Cruz (3-4) allowed five runs (four earned) and five hits in 3 2/3 innings for the Orioles. The 22-year-old right-hander struck out two batters and issued one walk.

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