Minor league game recaps -- July 9

There were a few transactions announced in the Orioles' minor league system today.

Right-handed pitcher Jose Duran and first baseman Joe Mahoney were promoted from Single-A Frederick to Double-A Bowie.


In order to make room for Duran and Mahoney on their roster, the Baysox placed right-hander Josh Perrault on the disabled list -- retroactive to July 7 -- and sent left-hander Chris George back to Triple-A Norfolk.

Catcher Kyle Moore was added to the Keys from the Rookie-level GCL Orioles.


Also, Single-A Aberdeen placed left-hander Brandon Holloway on the disabled list.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Durham Bulls 7, Norfolk Tides 2 (Box score)

Recap: Second baseman Paco Figueroa and third baseman Blake Davis hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the ninth to help the Tides avoid a shutout in a 7-2 loss to Durham.

Norfolk starting pitcher Tim Bascom (2-3) was touched up for five runs (four earned) and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out three batters and issued one walk.

Tides first baseman Nolan Reimold was 2-for-3, while designated hitter Jeff Salazar and right fielder Jonathan Tucker each added two hits.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 6, Trenton Thunder 3 (Box score)

Recap: Mahoney was 3-for-3 with a solo home run and three runs scored in his Double-A debut as the Baysox scored four runs in the eighth to top Trenton, 6-3, at Prince George's Stadium.

Bowie third baseman Brandon Waring contributed a double and two RBIs, while right fielder Joel Guzman added a double and an RBI.

Baysox starting pitcher Chorye Spoone allowed three runs and seven hits, while Orioles relief pitcher Michael Gonzalez (1-0) earned the win in his latest injury rehab after tossing a scoreless inning.

Designated hitter Greg Miclat was 2-for-4 for Bowie.

Relief pitcher Pedro Beato struck out two batters in one scoreless inning for the Baysox to pick up his eighth save of the season.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Potomac Nationals 3, Frederick Keys 2 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Jacob Julius hit a two-run home run in the first inning, but the Keys couldn't manage any more offense in a 3-2 loss to Potomac at Harry Grove Stadium.

Frederick starting pitcher Ryan Berry held the Nationals to two runs and three hits in five innings, while relief pitcher Jose Duran (4-2) suffered the loss after giving up one run and two hits in 2 2/3 innings.

Keys second baseman L.J. Hoes and right fielder Ronnie Welty each hit a double.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Lakewood BlueClaws 4, Delmarva Shorebirds 3 (Box score)

Recap: Third baseman Tyler Kelly hit a solo home run, but the Shorebirds blew a late lead in a 4-3 loss to Lakewood.

Delmarva starting pitcher Patrick Kantakevich struck out six batters in four scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and issued two walks in the no-decision.

Relief pitcher Thomas Phelps (2-1) picked up the loss after giving up two runs (one earned) and one hit in 1 2/3 innings for the Shorebirds.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Williamsport Crosscutters 4, Aberdeen IronBirds 3 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman David Anderson was 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs in the IronBirds' 4-3 defeat on the road against Williamsport.

Aberdeen starting pitcher Justin Moore gave up three runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings, while relief pitcher Jason Gurka (1-2) allowed one run and three hits in 2 2/3 innings.

Right fielder Austin Knight was 1-for-4 with a stolen base for the IronBirds.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Johnson City Cardinals 7, Bluefield Orioles 1, six innings (Box score)

Recap: The Orioles committed five errors in a rain-shortened 7-1 loss to Johnson City that was called after 5 1/2 innings at Bowen Field.

Bluefield right fielder Luis Ramirez committed two errors, while shortstop Vincent Zazueta made three defensive miscues in the defeat.

Catcher Riley Hornback also had two passed balls for Bluefield.

Ramirez hit a double and scored a run for the Orioles, while designated hitter Joe Velleggia added an RBI.

Orioles starting pitcher Jacob Petitt (0-2) allowed three runs (two earned) and four hits in three innings. He collected four strikeouts, issued one walk and hit a batter.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Rays 4, GCL Orioles 3, 12 innings (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Preston Hale was 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in the GCL Orioles' 4-2 loss to the GCL Rays in 12 innings.

Orioles second baseman Pedro Rodriguez added two hits, an RBI, a stolen base and two runs scored, while shortstop Jonathan Schoop collected an RBI.

Starting pitcher Luiyi Batista was charged with two runs and seven hits in six-plus innings for the Orioles, while relief pitcher Chris Hervey (0-2) allowed one run and two hits in one inning.