Minor league game recaps -- May 11

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides topped the Syracuse Chiefs, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox edged the Richmond Flying Squirrels. The Single-A Frederick Keys beat the Salem Red Sox, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds were idle.

Earlier today, the Keys activated right-hander Oliver Drake from the disabled list and sent left-hander Brett Bordes to the short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds roster.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 5, Syracuse Chiefs 3 (Box score)

Recap: Five different Tides players collected an RBI in the 5-3 victory over Syracuse.


Norfolk center fielder Joey Gathright was 2-for-4 with an RBI, and second baseman Justin Turner added a single, a double and two runs scored.

Tides third baseman Josh Bell and first baseman Brandon Snyder each had a double and an RBI, while left fielder Corey Patterson -- batting in the leadoff spot -- hit a double.

Starting pitcher Chris George gave up two runs and two hits in four innings for the Tides, and relief pitcher Armando Gabino (1-0) earned the win after allowing one run and one hit in three innings.

Norfolk relief pitcher Frank Mata tossed a scoreless frame for his sixth save of the season.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 6, Richmond Flying Squirrels 5 (Box score)

Recap: Designated hitter Joel Guzman was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored as the Baysox held on for a 6-5 win over Richmond at Prince George's Stadium.

Bowie third baseman Brandon Waring added a double and two RBIs, and left fielder Tyler Henson was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI.

Baysox starting pitcher Chorye Spoone (2-4) gave up four runs (two earned) and five hits in five innings. The 24-year-old right-hander struck out four batters and issued three walks.

Catcher Caleb Joseph was 2-for-3 for Bowie, and relief pitcher Pedro Beato picked up his first save of the season after throwing two scoreless innings.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 4, Salem Red Sox 1 (Box score)

Recap: Designated hitter L.J. Hoes was 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in the Keys' 4-1 victory over Salem.

Frederick third baseman Billy Rowell was 2-for-3 with a run scored, and first baseman Buck Britton added an RBI and a run scored.

Keys starting pitcher Ryan O'Shea held the Red Sox to one run and two hits in five innings, and relief pitcher Jose Diaz (1-0) recorded a scoreless frame.


Second baseman Bobby Stevens collected two hits for Frederick.

Keys relief pitcher Brandon Cooney retired all three batters he faced in order to pick up his sixth save of the season.

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