Today's game recaps -- August 31

The game between the Triple-A Norfolk Tides and Charlotte Knights was postponed due to rain, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox lost both games of a doubleheader to the Reading Phillies.

The Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds edged the Lake County Captains, and the short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds beat the Tri-City ValleyCats.


The Rookie-level Bluefield Orioles topped the Burlington Royals, and the Rookie-level GCL Orioles blanked the GCL Red Sox.

Earlier today, outfielder Jonathan Tucker was promoted to Norfolk from the Baysox. He took the roster spot of outfielder Joey Gathright, who was traded to the Red Sox over the weekend.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Tonight's matchup between the Tides and Charlotte at Harbor Park was rained out. It will be made up tomorrow as part of a doubleheader. The first game will start at 6:15 p.m.

Bowie Baysox (AA)

Game 1 score: Reading Phillies 5, Bowie Baysox 4, 11 innings (Box score)

Game 1 recap: Designated hitter Adam Donachie was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored as the Baysox lost, 5-4, to Reading in 11 innings during the first game of the doubleheader.

Bowie left fielder Dave Krynzel contributed two singles, an RBI and a run scored, and second baseman Miguel Abreu was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Baysox starting pitcher Tim Bascom allowed four runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings, and relief pitcher Ryan Ouellette (4-6) gave up one run and three hits in 1 2/3 innings.

First baseman Paco Figueroa and catcher Steve Torrealba each added a single and an RBI for the Baysox.

Game 2 score: Reading Phillies 4, Bowie Baysox 3, 9 innings (Box score)

Game 2 recap: Krynzel was 1-for-4 with two RBIs in the nightcap, but the Baysox suffered a 4-3 loss in nine innings against Reading to fall three games off the pace for the final spot in the Eastern League playoffs.

Donachie contributed two singles for Bowie, and right fielder Joe Nowicki was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in his first game since returning from the disabled list.

Bowie starting pitcher Ryan Rodriguez gave up three runs (two earned), three hits and three walks in four innings, and relief pitcher Fredy Deza (5-7) allowed one run and two hits in one-third of an inning.

Baysox center fielder Danny Figueroa was 2-for-5 in the defeat.Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 6, Lake County Captains 5 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Ronnie Welty and designated hitter Joe Mahoney hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning to lead the Shorebirds to a 6-5 victory over Lake County at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Welty hit a three-run shot with one out in the first before Mahoney followed with a solo blast.

Delmarva first baseman Elvin Polanco was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, and second baseman L.J. Hoes contributed a single, a double, an RBI and two runs scored.

Shorebirds starting pitcher Nathan Moreau gave up two runs (one earned) and four hits in 4 2/3 innings, and relief pitcher Brett Bordes (3-2) allowed one hit in two scoreless innings.

Relief pitcher T.R. Keating surrendered two runs and three hits in two innings for the Shorebirds, but he collected his second save of the season.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Aberdeen IronBirds 4, Tri-City ValleyCats 2 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Brian Conley was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored in the IronBirds' 4-2 victory over Tri-City.

Aberdeen catcher Justin Dalles contributed two singles and a run scored, and first baseman Tyler Townsend was 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

IronBirds starting pitcher Patrick Kantakevich (3-5) surrendered only two hits in six scoreless innings, and relief pitcher Josh Dowdy gave up one unearned run and one hit in 1 1/3 innings for his sixth save since joining the team.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Bluefield Orioles 3, Burlington Royals 2 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Justin Anderson struck out seven batters in five scoreless innings to lead the Orioles over Burlington, 3-2. The 21-year-old left-hander allowed three hits and one walk.

Bluefield relief pitcher Michael Mechaw (1-0) gave up two runs and two hits in 3 1/3 innings, and closer Sam Taveras recorded the final two outs for his fifth save of the season.

Orioles first baseman Edinho Meyer was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, and center fielder Michael Planeta added a single, an RBI and a run scored.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Orioles 2, GCL Red Sox 0 (Box score)

Recap: Designated hitter Lou Montanez was 1-for-3 during his latest injury rehabilitation assignment in the Orioles' 2-0 victory over the Red Sox.

Orioles shortstop Moises Ciriaco was 2-for-4 with a solo home run, and first baseman Tyler Stampone added a double and a walk.

Starting pitcher Angel Cespedes (5-3) allowed no runs and three hits in six innings for the Orioles, and relief pitcher Joshua Goodin recorded the final three outs for his third save of the season.