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Minor league game recaps -- Aug. 23

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Durham Bulls 8, Norfolk Tides 4 (Box score)

Recap: Left fielder Jeff Salazar was 2-for-5 with his 16th home run of the season and two RBIs as the Tides fell, 8-4, to Durham at Harbor Park.

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Norfolk shortstop Robert Andino contributed three hits, including a double, and an RBI, while first baseman Nolan Reimold was 2-for-4 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored.

Tides starting pitcher Chris George (5-7) was touched up for four runs and six hits in 2 2/3 innings. He struck out four batters and issued two walks.

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Second baseman Paco Figueroa added two hits and a run scored for Norfolk.Bowie Baysox (AA)

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Score: Bowie Baysox 7, Akron Aeros 2 (Box score)

Recap: Left fielder Joe Mahoney hit a three-run home run as the Baysox won, 7-2, against Akron in the first game of the doubleheader at Prince George's Stadium.

Bowie first baseman Brandon Waring added his 20th home run of the season, a solo shot in the third inning, while shortstop Greg Miclat was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Baysox left-hander Rick Zagone (2-3) earned the victory after holding the Aeros to one run and two hits in three innings. He collected two strikeouts.

Third baseman Ryan Adams was 2-for-5 with a double for Bowie.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 6, Kinston Indians 4 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Ronnie Welty was 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs as the Keys held on for a 6-4 victory on the road against Kinston.

Frederick first baseman Buck Britton was 3-for-3 with a triple, a solo home run and two runs scored, while center fielder Kyle Hudson added two hits, two stolen bases and two runs scored.

Keys starting pitcher Oliver Drake (5-6) held the Indians to one run and two hits in 6 2/3 innings. He collected three strikeouts and walked three batters.

Relief pitcher Brett Bordes recorded the final out to pick up his second save of the season for Frederick after right-hander Josh Dowdy failed to shut the door.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Hickory Crawdads 5, Delmarva Shorebirds 1 (Box score)

Recap: Third baseman Tyler Kelly was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI as the Shorebirds suffered a 5-1 loss to Hickory.

Delmarva center fielder Trent Mummey was 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored, while shortstop Garabez Rosa committed his 40th error of the season.

Shorebirds starting pitcher Brent Allar (2-4) gave up five runs (two earned) and four hits in five innings. He walked four batters and collected five strikeouts.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Staten Island Yankees 5, Aberdeen IronBirds 1 (Box score)

Recap: Orioles third-round pick Dan Klein made his professional debut in the IronBirds' 5-1 loss on the road against Staten Island.

Klein retired the side in order in the bottom of the seventh.

Aberdeen catcher Austin Rauch picked up the team's only RBI in the defeat, while designated hitter Tyler Stampone was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

IronBirds left fielder Austin Knight also collected two hits.

Starting pitcher Tyler Sexton (1-6) gave up four runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings for Aberdeen. Sexton struck out five batters and issued two walks.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Elizabethton Twins 9, Bluefield Orioles 6 (Box score)

Recap: Second baseman Dudley Leonora was 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored in the Orioles' 9-6 loss to Elizabethton.

Bluefield right fielder Luis Ramirez added a pair of doubles, an RBI and two runs scored, while catcher Austin Goolsby and third baseman Brad Decater each collected two hits, including a double, and a run scored.

Orioles starting pitcher Cameron Roth (2-4) was charged with five runs and seven hits in four innings. He struck out three batters and issued two walks.

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