Today's game recaps -- September 2

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides topped the Gwinnett Braves, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox lost to the Binghamton Mets as they fight for a spot in the Eastern League playoffs.

The Single-A Frederick Keys were pounded by the Kinston Indians, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds fell to the Lake County Captains.


The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds were edged by the Staten Island Yankees.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 8, Gwinnett Braves 1 (Box score)


Recap: Right fielder Ambiorix Concepcion hit a grand slam with two outs in the fourth inning to lead the Tides to an 8-1 victory over Gwinnett at Harbor Park.

Norfolk first baseman Rhyne Hughes hit a two-run home run, and designated hitter Victor Diaz was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Tides left fielder Robby Hammock was 2-for-3 with a double, and second baseman Jonathan Tucker added a triple, an RBI and a run scored.

Starting pitcher Chris George (2-1) allowed one run and six hits in seven innings for the Tides. The 29-year-old left-hander struck out six batters and threw 72 of his 101 pitches for strikes.

Third baseman Brandon Snyder was 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for the Tides, and center fielder Dave Krynzel contributed a single and a run scored.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Binghamton Mets 6, Bowie Baysox 1 (Box score)

Recap: Center fielder Matt Angle was 2-for-4 with an RBI and an outfield assist, but the Baysox suffered a 6-1 loss to Binghamton at Prince George's Stadium.

Bowie first baseman Brandon Waring, who was named as the Carolina League Most Valuable Player yesterday, hit a single and struck out three times.

Baysox left fielder Tyler Henson was 1-for-3 with a walk in his Double-A debut, and catcher Adam Donachie added a single and a run scored.

Starting pitcher Ryohei Tanaka (4-3) allowed five runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings for the Baysox. The 26-year-old right-hander collected three strikeouts and issued three walks.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Kinston Indians 14, Frederick Keys 3 (Box score)

Recap: Center fielder Lou Montanez was 2-for-4 with an RBI during his latest injury rehabilitation assignment in the Keys' 14-3 loss to Kinston at Harry Grove Stadium.

Frederick left fielder Kyle Hudson was 1-for-3 with a two walks, a stolen base and two runs scored, and shortstop Greg Miclat added two singles, a stolen base and a run scored as both players made their debuts with the team.

Keys starting pitcher Sean Gleason (4-8) gave up six runs (five earned), seven hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings.

Right fielder Robbie Widlansky contributed an RBI and a stolen base for the Keys, and third baseman Buck Britton was 1-for-4 with a stolen base.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Lake County Captains 3, Delmarva Shorebirds 1 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Elvin Polanco hit a pair of doubles in the Shorebirds' 3-1 loss to Lake County at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva designated hitter Mike Flacco was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and he was hit by a pitch in his Single-A debut, and shortstop Gary Helmick was also hitless in three at-bats during his first game with the team.

Shorebirds left fielder Jacob Julius was 3-for-4 with a triple and a run scored, and second baseman L.J. Hoes added a single and a double.

Starting pitcher Nicholas Haughian (0-1) allowed three runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings during his first start with the Shorebirds.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Staten Island Yankees 5, Aberdeen IronBirds 4, 10 innings (Box score)

Recap: Designated hitter Tyler Townsend contributed two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in the IronBirds' 5-4 loss to Staten Island.

Aberdeen third baseman Tyler Kelly was 2-for-5 with a run scored, and left fielder Richard D'Oleo was 1-for-1 with an RBI and a run scored after entering the game as a pinch runner in the eighth inning.

IronBirds starting pitcher Jake Cowan struck out six batters and allowed three hits in five scoreless innings, and relief pitcher Josh Dowdy (1-3) was charged with three runs, two hits and three walks in two-thirds of an inning.