It was the first full day of games in the Orioles' minor league system.
The Triple-A Norfolk Tides beat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs this afternoon, while the Double-A Bowie Baysox won against the Reading Phillies tonight.
The Single-A Frederick Keys fell to the Winston-Salem Dash, and the short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds snapped a three-game losing streak by topping the Staten Island Yankees.
The Rookie-level Bluefield Orioles dropped a decision to the Pulaski Mariners, and the Rookie-level GCL Orioles defeated the GCL Red Sox.
The matchup between the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds and the Lakewood BlueClaws was suspended in the third inning at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium due to rain. The two teams will finish the game Friday at 4:35 p.m. before playing a seven-inning contest.
Earlier today, shortstop Greg Miclat was promoted from Frederick to Bowie. In his place, the Keys added infielder Michael Mooney to their roster.
Also, the Shorebirds activated first baseman Tyler Townsend from the disabled list. In order to make room for Townsend on the roster, Delmarva placed outfielder T.J. Baxter on the disabled list, retroactive to June 22 with an undisclosed injury.
Norfolk Tides (AAA)
Score: Norfolk Tides 5, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 3 (Box score)
Recap: As Jeff Zrebiec noted earlier, starting pitcher Chris Tillman (6-4) gave up one run and three hits in six innings as the Tides beat Lehigh Valley, 5-3, at Harbor Park.
Norfolk third baseman Josh Bell contributed a double and two RBIs, while designated hitter Rhyne Hughes was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
Tides left fielder Joey Gathright was 2-for-3 with a triple, a stolen base and two runs scored, and first baseman Nolan Reimold was 1-for-4 with a run scored.
After relief pitcher Dennis Sarfate loaded the bases with a single and two walks in two-thirds of an inning, left-hander Alberto Castillo recorded the final out to pick up his third save of the season for the Tides.Bowie Baysox (AA)
Relief pitcher Pedro Beato retired the final four batters to pick up his fifth save of the season for the Baysox. Beato struck out one hitter.
Frederick Keys (A)
Score: Winston-Salem Dash 7, Frederick Keys 4 (Box score)
Recap: Designated hitter Felix Pie was 2-for-5 with an RBI while serving as the leadoff hitter in the Keys' 7-4 loss to Winston-Salem at Harry Grove Stadium.
Frederick center fielder Xavier Avery added a single, an RBI and his 17th stolen base of the season, while right fielder Ronnie Welty was 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored.
Keys starting pitcher Oliver Drake struck out eight batters while allowing three runs (two earned) and seven hits in six innings, and relief pitcher Sean Gleason (1-3) gave up four runs and five hits in one inning.
Recap: Shortstop Jonathan Schoop hit a pair of two-run home runs as the GCL Orioles grabbed a 6-2 victory over the GCL Red Sox.
Schoop, 18, was signed as a non-drafted free agent from Curacao in August 2008. He batted .239 with no home runs and 35 RBIs in 68 games for the Dominican Summer League Orioles last season.
Orioles left fielder Rojean Cleofa contributed a double and two RBIs, while first baseman Gino Moranci was 2-for-3 with a walk.
Starting pitcher Derek Hanks allowed two runs (one earned) and four hits in three innings for the Orioles, while relief pitcher Yancorix Adrian (1-0) struck out seven batters and issued one walk in four no-hit frames.