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Minor league game recaps -- July 1

Left-handed pitcher Chad Thall returns to Bowie from Aberdeen, while right-hander Andy Mitchell was assigned to the IronBirds from Norfolk.

Mitchell's roster spot with the Tides was taken by Zach Britton, who was promoted from Bowie.

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Also, IronBirds first baseman David Anderson was placed on the temporary inactive list.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Charlotte Knights 7, Norfolk Tides 5 (Box score)

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Recap: Britton tossed six scoreless innings in his Triple-A debut, but Norfolk's bullpen imploded in a 7-5 loss to Charlotte at Harbor Park.

Britton struck out four batters, throwing 45 of his 70 pitches for strikes.

Tides relief pitcher Armando Gabino was charged with four runs (two earned) and two hits in two-thirds of an inning, while closer Dennis Sarfate (0-1) surrendered three runs, two hits and two walks in one inning.

Norfolk left fielder Jeff Salazar was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs, and right fielder Rhyne Hughes added a solo shot in the defeat.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Akron Aeros 5, Bowie Baysox 0 (Box score)

Recap: Left fielder Felix Pie was 0-for-4 in the leadoff spot as the Baysox were blanked, 5-0, by Akron at Prince George's Stadium.

Bowie third baseman Tyler Henson was 2-for-4 with a double, and center fielder Danny Figueroa contributed a single and a stolen base.

Baysox starting pitcher Ryohei Tanaka (4-8) allowed five runs and eight hits, including three home runs to Aeros first baseman Matt McBride, in six innings.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 6, Salem Red Sox 4 (Box score)

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Recap: Right fielder Ronnie Welty was 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs as the Keys rallied for a 6-4 win over Salem.

Frederick center fielder Xavier Avery was 3-for-4 with a double, triple, an RBI and three runs scored, while catcher Brian Ward walked twice and scored a run.

Keys relief pitcher Brett Jacobson (5-0) tossed three no-hit innings to pick up the victory, while closer Jose Diaz pitched one scoreless frame for his 11th save of the season.

Starting pitcher Cole McCurry gave up four runs and six hits in five innings for Frederick.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: West Virginia Power 8, Delmarva Shorebirds 3 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Kenny Moreland (4-3) gave up five runs and eight hits in six innings during the Shorebirds' 8-3 loss to West Virginia.

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Delmarva third baseman Tyler Kelly and first baseman Tyler Townsend each contributed a double and an RBI, while catcher Justin Dalles was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Shorebirds right fielder Steve Bumbry hit a double, and left fielder Levi Carolus and second baseman Michael Mooney each added a double and a run scored.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Hudson Valley Renegades 3, Aberdeen IronBirds 2 (Box score)

Recap: Left fielder Kipp Schutz was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in the IronBirds' 3-2 loss on the road against Hudson Valley.

Norfolk second baseman Omar Casamayor added two hits, including a triple, while third baseman Adam Gaylord was 2-for-4 with a double.

Starting pitcher Scott Copeland struck out six batters while giving up two runs and three hits in six-plus innings during the no-decision for Aberdeen.

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Copeland also hit two batters, issued one walk and made two throwing errors.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Burlington Royals 14, Bluefield Orioles 2 (Box score)

Recap: Burlington scored eight runs in the top of the ninth to cruise, 14-2, over Bluefield at Bowen Field.

Orioles center fielder Jeremy Shelby was 2-for-4 in the losing effort, while right fielder Luis Ramirez added a triple and a stolen base.

Bluefield starting pitcher Daurin Tavarez (0-2) gave up five runs (three earned) and seven hits in five innings. He struck out four batters and issued two walks.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Game 1 score: GCL Red Sox 3, GCL Orioles 0 (Box score)

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Game 1 recap: First baseman Preston Hale was 3-for-3 as the GCL Orioles failed to score in a 3-0 loss to the GCL Red Sox.

Orioles starting pitcher Derek Hanks (0-1) allowed two runs and eight hits in 3 2/3 innings. Hanks collected one strikeout and walked one batter.

Catcher Tanner Murphy and third baseman Dudley Leonora each hit a single for the Orioles.

Game 2 score: GCL Red Sox 7, GCL Orioles 6 (Box score)

Game 2 recap: Hale was 1-for-3 with two RBIs in the Orioles' 7-6 loss to the Red Sox in the second game.

Orioles catcher Rolando Petit was 2-for-3 with a throwing error, and left fielder David Rivera added a single and two runs scored.

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Starting pitcher Orlando Alfonso was charged with two runs and four hits in 2 1/3 innings for the Orioles, and relief pitcher Andy Deain (0-1) allowed two runs and two hits in one inning.

Orioles second baseman Pedro Rodriguez was 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.


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