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Minor league game recaps -- Sept. 1

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 6, Gwinnett Braves 2 (Box score)

Recap: The Tides scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning and cruised to a 6-2 victory over Gwinnett at Harbor Park.

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Norfolk right fielder Rhyne Hughes, left fielder Miguel Abreu and catcher Michel Hernandez each contributed two RBIs, while shortstop Blake Davis was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

Tides starting pitcher Tim Bascom (4-7) held the Braves to one run and six hits in six innings. He struck out three batters and issued two walks.

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Relief pitcher Alberto Castillo recorded the final four outs to pick up his fourth save of the season for Norfolk. He collected two strikeouts.Bowie Baysox (AA)

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Score: Bowie Baysox 6, Altoona Curve 2 (Box score)

Recap: Designated hitter Joel Guzman smacked his 32nd home run of the season -- a two-run shot in the first -- as the Baysox picked up a 6-2 win over Altoona at Prince George's Stadium.

Bowie infielder Brandon Waring was 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored, while second baseman Xavier Avery and outfielder Joe Mahoney each added a double.

Baysox starting pitcher Pedro Viola gave up two runs (one earned) and four hits in three innings, and relief pitcher Bob McCrory (3-3) tossed three scoreless frames for the victory.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Kinston Indians 7, Frederick Keys 4 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Zach Clark (2-3) was touched up for five runs and 10 hits in five innings as the Keys suffered a 7-4 loss to Kinston at Harry Grove Stadium.

Frederick designated hitter Ronnie Welty contributed a double, two RBIs and a run scored, while right fielder Brian Conley added three hits and an RBI.

Keys relief pitcher Cole McCurry collected seven strikeouts and didn't allow any hits, but he was charged with two runs. He issued one walk and hit two batters.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 1, Kannapolis Intimidators 0 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Scott Copeland (1-0) tossed six scoreless innings in his debut with Delmarva as the Shorebirds won, 1-0, over Kannapolis at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva second baseman Omar Casamayor was 2-for-2 with an RBI, while left fielder Levi Carolus added two hits, including a double, and a run scored.

Shorebirds relief pitcher David Walters recorded the final three outs for his fourth save of the season. He struck out two batters in the ninth.

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Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Connecticut Tigers 3, Aberdeen IronBirds 2, 10 innings (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Adam Gaylord hit a pair of doubles and scored a run in the IronBirds' 3-2 loss to Connecticut in 10 innings.

Aberdeen shortstop Manny Machado was 2-for-4 with a throwing error, while center fielder Austin Knight added two hits, including a double, an RBI and a run scored.

IronBirds starting pitcher Justin Moore tossed two no-hit frames, and relief pitcher Dan Klein struck out two batters in one scoreless inning.

Relief pitcher Jose Barajas (0-2) gave up one run and three hits in the 10th inning without recording an out for Aberdeen.

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