Today's game recaps -- August 28

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides were pounded by the Durham Bulls, and the Single-A Frederick Keys topped the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

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


The Rookie-level Bluefield Orioles fell to the Danville Braves, and the Rookie-level GCL Orioles beat the GCL Twins.

The Double-A Bowie Baysox and Reading Phillies were unable to play due to bad weather in Pennsylvania, and the game between the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds and Hagerstown Suns was rescheduled for Sunday.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Durham Bulls 11, Norfolk Tides 2 (Box score)

Recap: Center fielder Joey Gathright was 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Tides' 11-2 loss to Durham at Harbor Park.

Norfolk starting pitcher Chris Lambert (6-9) gave up four runs and five hits in three innings, and relief pitcher Matt Albers was charged with four runs (three earned) and four hits in 1 2/3 innings.

Tides designated hitter Victor Diaz and infielder Melvin Dorta each collected a single and a run scored, and shortstop Blake Davis added an RBI.

Infielder Brandon Pinckney allowed two hits in one scoreless inning after entering the game as a relief pitcher for the Tides.Bowie Baysox (AA)

The series opener between the Baysox and Reading was postponed due to rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 6:35 p.m. tomorrow.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 7, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 2 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Rick Zagone (1-3) earned his first victory since being promoted to the Keys in early July as Frederick beat Myrtle Beach, 7-2, at Harry Grove Stadium.

The 22-year-old left-hander allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings for Frederick. Zagone struck out 10 batters and didn't allow any walks.

Frederick third baseman Tyler Henson was 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, and left fielder Matthew Tucker added two hits, an RBI and a run scored.

Second baseman Bobby Stevens contributed a single and two RBIs for the Keys, and shortstop Pedro Florimon Jr. was 2-for-5 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored.

Keys catcher Caleb Joseph hit a double and scored a run.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Tonight's matchup between the Shorebirds and Hagerstown was postponed due to rain and unplayable field conditions. The two teams will meet in a doubleheader Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in order to make up the postponed game.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Aberdeen IronBirds 5, Vermont Lake Monsters 4 (Box score)

Recap: Left fielder T.J. Baxter was 2-for-5 with two stolen bases and two runs scored in the IronBirds' 5-4 victory over Vermont.

Aberdeen starting pitcher Nicholas Haughian only allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings, and relief pitcher Jacob Smith (3-3) earned the win despite suffering a blown save.

IronBirds second baseman Michael Mooney and catcher Justin Dalles each contributed two hits, an RBI and a run scored, while third baseman Tyler Kelly was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Relief pitcher Kevin Landry surrendered four runs, three hits and a walk in one-third of an inning for the IronBirds, and closer Josh Dowdy recorded the final three outs for his fifth save since joining the team.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Danville Braves 5, Bluefield Orioles 1 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Edinho Meyer was 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Orioles' 5-1 loss to Danville.

Bluefield infielder Gary Helmick scored the team's only run, and designated hitter Joel Polanco added a single.

Orioles starting pitcher Bobby Bundy (2-7) allowed four runs and four hits in three innings. The 19-year-old right-hander collected one strikeout, issued two walks and hit a batter.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Orioles 5, GCL Twins 1 (Box score)

Recap: Relief pitcher Orlando Alfonso (1-2) allowed one hit in three scoreless innings as the Orioles defeated the Twins, 5-1.

Orioles designated hitter Anderson Childers was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI, while third baseman Tyler Stampone and second baseman Moises Ciriaco each added a single, an RBI and a run scored.

Starting pitcher Zachary Petersime gave up one run, five hits and two walks in four innings for the Orioles.

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