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Minor league game recaps -- April 16

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides couldn't recover from a six-run deficit after the first inning in their loss to the Durham Bulls, but the Double-A Bowie Baysox earned their best start in team history by beating the Akron Aeros.

The Single-A Frederick Keys were edged by the Lynchburg Hillcats at Harry Grove Stadium, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds lost their home opener to the Hagerstown Suns at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

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Before today's game, the Keys added outfielder Jacob Julius and infielder Michael Mooney to their roster. Julius hasn't played yet this season, and Mooney was 3-for-16 (.188) in four games for the Shorebirds before heading to Frederick.

In order to make room for the two players, the Keys placed Greg Miclat on the disabled list with a broken nose. Jason White was added to the temporary inactive list for personal reasons.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Durham Bulls 14, Norfolk Tides 7 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Troy Patton (0-2) was roughed up for six runs (five earned) and six hits and only recorded one out in the Tides' 14-7 loss to Durham.

Norfolk shortstop Robert Andino was 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, two RBIs and three runs scored, while catcher Steven Lerud added two hits and two RBIs.

Tides center fielder Joey Gathright and right fielder Rhyne Hughes each hit a triple, and left fielder Jeff Salazar contributed a double and an RBI.

First baseman Brandon Snyder was hitless in five at-bats for the Tides, and he is now batting .176 (6-for-34) with no home runs and five RBIs in nine games this season.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 4, Akron Aeros 2 (Box score)

Recap: Shortstop Pedro Florimon collected two hits and two RBIs as the Baysox topped Akron, 4-2, for their seventh straight win.

Bowie designated hitter Joel Guzman was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, and second baseman Ryan Adams added a double.

Relief pitcher Eddie Gamboa (1-1) tossed two scoreless innings to earn the victory, and left-hander Wilfrido Perez pitched out of trouble in the ninth inning for his third save of the season.

Baysox starting pitcher Ryohei Tanaka gave up two runs and five hits in six innings, but he didn't factor in the decision.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Lynchburg Hillcats 5, Frederick Keys 4 (Box score)

Recap: The Keys scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth, but it wasn't enough as Lynchburg held on to win, 5-4. Frederick only managed three hits -- including two home runs -- in the game.

Keys catcher Brian Ward and third baseman Billy Rowell each hit a solo home run, and second baseman L.J. Hoes added an RBI single.

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Frederick starting pitcher Nathan Nery (0-1) allowed four runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. The 24-year-old left-hander struck out six batters.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Hagerstown Suns 15, Delmarva Shorebirds 2 (Box score)

Recap: Hagerstown pounded Shorebirds pitchers for 15 runs and 19 hits in a 15-2 victory.

Delmarva starting pitcher Jesse Beal (1-1) gave up five runs and eight hits in five innings, and relief pitcher Nathan Moreau was touched up for six runs and five hits in 1 1/3 innings.

First baseman Tyler Kolodny hit a solo home run for the Shorebirds, and shortstop Garabez Rosa was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

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