The Triple-A Norfolk Tides were pounded by the Columbus Clippers, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox fell to the Reading Phillies. The Single-A Frederick Keys dropped a close decision to the Winston-Salem Dash, while the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds beat the Kannapolis Intimidators.
Earlier today, the Baysox placed outfielder Matthew Tucker on the disabled list, retroactive to June 13. They also added relief pitcher Bob McCrory to their roster from the short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds.
Score: Columbus Clippers 11, Norfolk Tides 0 (Box score)
Recap: First baseman Michael Aubrey collected two of the Tides' four hits, including a double, in an 11-0 loss to Columbus this afternoon.
Norfolk third baseman Josh Bell and designated hitter Brandon Snyder each added one hit, while right fielder Rhyne Hughes was 0-for-3 with three strikeouts.
Tides starting pitcher Tim Bascom (0-2) gave up four runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. He threw 66 of his 100 pitches for strikes.
Relief pitcher Alberto Castillo allowed five runs, five hits, a walk and a hit batter while recording only one out in his first appearance since being sent back to Norfolk.
Score: Reading Phillies 7, Bowie Baysox 2 (Box score)
Recap: Third baseman Joel Guzman hit his 15th home run of the season, but the Baysox dropped a 7-2 decision to Reading at Prince George's Stadium.
Bowie first baseman Robbie Widlansky and left fielder Tyler Henson each collected a single and a double, while second baseman Ryan Adams added an RBI double.
Baysox starting pitcher Ryohei Tanaka (3-7) was touched up for six runs and seven hits in four innings. He struck out one batter and issued one walk.
McCrory tossed a scoreless inning in his season debut for the Baysox.
Score: Winston-Salem Dash 7, Frederick Keys 6 (Box score)
Recap: Relief pitcher Sean Gleason (1-2) gave up three runs (two earned) and four hits in 2/3 of an inning as the Keys blew a two-run lead in a 7-6 loss to Winston-Salem.
Frederick designated hitter Jacob Julius was contributed two hits, a stolen base and three RBIs, while right fielder Ronnie Welty was 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.
Keys starting pitcher Ryan O'Shea struck out six batters in six innings. He allowed four runs (three earned) and six hits in the no-decision.
Center fielder Xavier Avery hit a double and a triple for the Keys.
Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 2, Kannapolis Intimidators 1 (Box score)
Recap: Left fielder Kieron Pope was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs as the Shorebirds edged Kannapolis, 2-1, at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.
Pope is batting .361 with three home runs and 18 RBIs in 21 games since joining Delmarva.
Shorebirds first baseman T.J. Baxter contributed three hits, including a pair of doubles, and a run scored, while center fielder Michael Planeta also had a double.
Delmarva starting pitcher Bobby Bundy (2-3) gave up one run and four hits in five innings. Bundy collected three strikeouts and hit two batters. He also threw two wild pitches and balked once.
Relief pitcher Josh Dowdy collected his 10th save of the season for Delmarva.