Today's game recaps -- September 3

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides edged the Gwinnett Braves, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox kept their postseason hopes alive with a victory over the Binghamton Mets.

The Single-A Frederick Keys topped the Kinston Indians in extra innings, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds fell to the Lakewood BlueClaws.


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

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 3, Gwinnett Braves 2 (Box score)


Recap: First baseman Rhyne Hughes hit a two-run home run in the first inning to lead the Tides to a 3-2 victory over Gwinnett at Harbor Park.

Norfolk second baseman Melvin Dorta was 2-for-4 with a double, and right fielder Ambiorix Concepcion added two singles.

Tides starting pitcher Chris Lambert (7-9) allowed two runs and six hits in five innings, and relief pitcher Jim Miller recorded the final three outs for his 17th save of the season.

Center fielder Jonathan Tucker contributed a double and a run scored for the Tides, and catcher Guillermo Rodriguez was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 6, Binghamton Mets 4 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Eric Crozier was 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a triple and two runs scored as the Baysox beat Binghamton, 6-4, at Prince George's Stadium.

Bowie catcher Steve Torrealba hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning, and designated hitter Josh Bell added a solo shot in the fifth.

Baysox right fielder Joe Nowicki was 2-for-4 with a run scored, and left fielder Tyler Henson contributed a single, an RBI and a run scored.

Starting pitcher Fredy Deza (6-7) gave up four runs and nine hits in five innings for the Baysox, and relief pitcher Luis Lebron earned his seventh save since joining the team after tossing a scoreless inning.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 3, Kinston Indians 2, 12 innings (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Joe Mahoney was 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored in the Keys' 3-2 victory over Kinston in 12 innings during their home finale at Harry Grove Stadium.

Designated hitter Lou Montanez contributed a single and an RBI in his latest injury rehab assignment for the Keys, while shortstop Greg Miclat and second baseman Bobby Stevens each added a double.

Frederick starting pitcher Rick Zagone allowed two runs (one earned) and six hits in 5 2/3 innings, but he didn't factor in the decision. The 22-year-old left-hander struck out nine batters and issued two walks.

Relief pitcher Jake Stevens (5-6) earned the win after picking up three strikeouts and giving up one hit in two scoreless innings for Frederick.

Keys right fielder Billy Rowell was 0-for-3 with a walk, and the 20-year-old outfielder committed his 15th error of the season. Rowell is batting .222 with nine home runs, 38 RBIs and 116 strikeouts in 116 games for Frederick in 2009.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Lakewood BlueClaws 8, Delmarva Shorebirds 2 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Elvin Polanco was 1-for-3 with an RBI in the Shorebirds' 8-2 loss to Lakewood at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva shortstop Gary Helmick contributed an RBI and a run scored, and catcher Brendan Monaghan was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

Shorebirds starting pitcher Ryan O'Shea (8-8) allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings. The 23-year-old right-hander struck out three batters and issued two walks.

Designated hitter Mike Flacco was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts for the Shorebirds, and third baseman Levi Carolus collected a single and a stolen base.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Staten Island Yankees 12, Aberdeen IronBirds 1 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Vito Frabizio (0-1) allowed six runs and seven hits in three innings during his debut with the IronBirds as they lost, 12-1, to Staten Island.

Aberdeen first baseman Tyler Townsend hit a solo home run in the second inning, and right fielder Richard D'Oleo singled for the team's only other hit.

Relief pitcher Tony Butler gave up five runs, five hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning for the IronBirds, and relief pitcher David Walters surrendered one run and one hit in 1 1/3 innings.