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Minor league game recaps -- May 29

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides fell to the Pawtucket Red Sox, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox were beaten by the Richmond Flying Squirrels. The Single-A Frederick Keys split a doubleheader with the Lynchburg Hillcats, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds topped the Lakewood BlueClaws.

Center fielder Matt Angle, who batted .383 (23-for-60) with one home run and nine RBIs in 14 games for the Baysox, was promoted to Norfolk earlier today.


In order to clear a roster spot, outfielder Danny Figueroa was sent to Bowie.

Also, Shorebirds right-handed pitcher Randy Henry was placed on the disabled list, retroactive to May 27, and right-hander Patrick Kantakevich was added to the roster.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Pawtucket Red Sox 7, Norfolk Tides 2 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Brandon Erbe tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing five hits, in the Tides' 7-2 defeat on the road against Pawtucket.

Batting leadoff, Angle was 2-for-4 in his Triple-A debut.

Norfolk second baseman Blake Davis hit a solo home run, while designated hitter Brandon Snyder and third baseman Josh Bell each added a single and a double.

Tides first baseman Rhyne Hughes also hit a double in the game.

Relief pitcher Pedro Viola (0-2) was charged with three runs and three hits in 2/3 of an inning for the Tides. The 26-year-old left-hander has allowed 18 runs (17 earned) and 18 hits in 7 2/3 innings since joining Norfolk in April. That's a 19.96 ERA.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Richmond Flying Squirrels 7, Bowie Baysox 3 (Box score)

Recap: Third baseman Brandon Waring connected on his seventh home run of the season, a two-run shot in the ninth inning, but it was too late as the Baysox dropped a 7-3 decision to Richmond.

Bowie catcher Steven Lerud hit a solo home run, and first baseman Joel Guzman added a single and a run scored.


Baysox starting pitcher Ryohei Tanaka (3-5) was touched up for six runs, five hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out four batters.

Figueroa was 2-for-2 with a double in his return to Double-A.

Frederick Keys (A)

Game 1 score: Frederick Keys 9, Lynchburg Hillcats 2, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 1 recap: Starting pitcher Ryan Berry (1-0) tossed five scoreless innings to pick up his first professional victory during the Keys' 9-2 win over Lynchburg in the first game of the doubleheader.

Frederick left fielder Xavier Avery contributed a triple, a stolen base, three RBIs and a run scored, while center fielder Kyle Hudson added two hits, two stolen bases, an RBI and a run scored.

Third baseman Buck Britton and shortstop Greg Miclat each collected an RBI and two runs scored, while designated hitter Bobby Stevens and catcher Brian Ward each had an RBI.


Game 2 score: Lynchburg Hillcats 2, Frederick Keys 1, 14 innings (Box score)

Game 2 recap: In a game that was originally scheduled to be half as long, the Keys endured a 2-1 loss in 14 innings to Lynchburg during the second half of a doubleheader.

Frederick right fielder Ronnie Welty accounted for the team's only run with a solo home run in the sixth inning. It was his ninth home run of the year.

Keys first baseman Joe Mahoney and second baseman Miguel Abreu each contributed a double in the losing effort.

Starting pitcher Cole McCurry scattered one run and three hits in five innings for Frederick, while relief pitcher Brett Bordes (2-1) was dealt the loss after being charged with one run, one hit, three walks and one hit batter in 2 1/3 innings.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 8, Lakewood BlueClaws 4 (Box score)


Recap: Left fielder Steve Bumbry collected a triple and three RBIs as the Shorebirds cruised to an 8-4 win over Lakewood at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva starting pitcher Matt Hobgood (3-4) held the BlueClaws to one run and four hits in six innings. He struck out four batters and issued one walk.

Shorebirds catcher Michael Ohlman was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs, while designated hitter Kieron Pope added two hits and an RBI.