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Minor league game recaps -- April 10

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides routed the Durham Bulls, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox edged the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

The Single-A Frederick Keys split a doubleheader against the Lynchburg Hillcats, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds beat the Greenville Drive.

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Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 12, Durham Bulls 3 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Brandon Snyder was 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored in the Tides' 12-3 victory over Durham at Harbor Park.

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Norfolk shortstop Robert Andino was 2-for-5 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored, while third baseman Josh Bell contributed three hits, an RBI and a run scored.

Starting pitcher Alfredo Simon gave up three hits in three scoreless innings for Norfolk, and relief pitcher Chris George (1-0) picked up the victory after allowing three runs (two earned) and three hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Tides left fielder Lou Montanez had two hits and two RBIs, and center fielder Joey Gathright was 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 5, Richmond Flying Squirrels 4 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Joel Guzman was 2-for-4, including a three-run home run in the eighth inning that gave the Baysox a 5-4 win over the Flying Squirrels at Prince George's Stadium.

Bowie catcher Caleb Joseph added three hits, including two doubles, and an RBI, and shortstop Blake Davis contributed a double.

Baysox relief pitcher Chad Thall (1-0) picked up the victory, while left-hander Wilfrido Perez recorded three strikeouts en route to his first save of the season.

Starting pitcher Chorye Spoone allowed two runs and six hits in four innings for Bowie. The 24-year-old right-hander struck out two batters and issued two walks.

Frederick Keys (A)

Game 1 score: Lynchburg Hillcats 4, Frederick Keys 3, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 1 recap: Second baseman L.J. Hoes was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored, but the Keys fell short in a 4-3 loss to Lynchburg.

Frederick center fielder Xavier Avery was 2-for-4 with a run scored, and designated hitter Wally Crancer also collected two hits.

Keys starting pitcher Ryan O'Shea (0-1) gave up four runs and seven hits in three innings. He picked up three strikeouts and issued two walks.

Game 2 score: Frederick Keys 9, Lynchburg Hillcats 1, 8 innings (Box score)

Game 2 recap: The Keys sent 14 batters to the plate in the top of the eighth inning, scoring eight runs to break open the game and cruise to a 9-1 victory.

Frederick first baseman Joe Mahoney collected a double, three RBIs and a run scored, and catcher Brian Ward added a double, two RBIs and a run scored.

Avery was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored for the Keys, while right fielder Kyle Hudson and shortstop Greg Miclat each contributed a double.

Keys relief pitcher Brandon Cooney (1-0) allowed one out of two inherited runners to score, but he picked up the victory after 1 1/3 innings of work.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 6, Greenville Drive 4 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Matt Hobgood allowed three runs and three hits in four innings, but he didn't factor in the decision in the Shorebirds' 6-4 win over Greenville.

The 19-year-old right-hander walked five batters and threw a wild pitch, but he also had four strikeouts.

Shorebirds third baseman Tyler Kolodny was 3-for-4 with a triple, a solo home run and three runs scored, while left fielder T.J. Baxter added three hits, including two doubles, and two runs scored.

Relief pitcher Nicholas Haughian (1-0) picked up the win after tossing two scoreless innings for the Shorebirds, and right-hander Josh Dowdy earned his second save of the season, despite allowing one unearned run and three hits in one inning.

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