Minor league game recaps -- Sept. 5

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Durham Bulls 6, Norfolk Tides 5 (Box score)

Recap: Catcher Michel Hernandez was 2-for-3 with a solo home run as the Tides blew a late lead in a 6-5 loss on the road against Durham.


Norfolk first baseman Rhyne Hughes contributed a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run scored, while left fielder Jeff Salazar was 2-for-3 with two walks, a stolen base and two runs scored.

Tides starting pitcher Armando Gabino was charged with three runs (two earned) and four hits in five innings, and closer Dennis Sarfate (2-2) suffered the loss after giving up one run and one hit in his third blown save of the season.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Richmond Flying Squirrels 1, Bowie Baysox 0 (Box score)


Recap: The Baysox managed only two hits as they fell, 1-0, in a pitchers' duel against Richmond.

Bowie starting pitcher Steve Johnson only allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings. He struck out six batters and issued one walk.

Relief pitcher Bob McCrory (3-4) was charged with one run and three hits while not recording an out in the eighth inning for Bowie. He also walked one batter.

Baysox center fielder Xavier Avery was 0-for-4 with four strikeouts.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Wilmington Blue Rocks 7, Frederick Keys 6 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Ronnie Welty was 2-for-5 with his 18th home run of the season and two RBIs in the Keys' 7-6 loss to Wilmington.

Frederick center fielder Kyle Hudson and left fielder Bobby Stevens each contributed two hits, while second baseman L.J. Hoes added two stolen bases and a run scored.

Keys starting pitcher Kenny Moreland was charged with seven runs and eight hits in five innings. Moreland issued three walks, collected four strikeouts and hit one batter.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Augusta GreenJackets 3, Delmarva Shorebirds 2 (Box score)

Recap: Second baseman Omar Casamayor collected three of the Shorebirds' five hits in a 3-2 loss to Augusta at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva left fielder Levi Carolus contributed a triple and two RBIs, while catcher Kyle Moore added a single in the defeat.

Shorebirds starting pitcher Brent Allar gave up two runs and four hits in five innings. He issued six walks and struck out three batters.

Relief pitcher T.R. Keating (2-2) was charged with the loss for the Shorebirds after allowing one run and four hits in four innings.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Aberdeen IronBirds 8, Connecticut Tigers 7, 13 innings (Box score)


Recap: After allowing two runs in the top of the 13th, the IronBirds scored three times in the bottom of the inning for a come-from-behind victory, 8-7, over Connecticut at Ripken Stadium.

Aberdeen shortstop Manny Machado knocked in two RBIs with a two-out triple in the bottom of the 13th, and left fielder Kipp Schutz knocked him in with an RBI single.

IronBirds first baseman David Anderson hit a solo home run in the second inning -- his 12th of the season -- while center fielder Jeremy Nowak added a double and two RBIs.

Starting pitcher Justin Moore gave up four runs (two earned) and 10 hits in five innings for the IronBirds, and relief pitcher Jose Barajas (1-2) picked up the win despite allowing two runs and two hits in one inning.

Designated hitter Mychal Givens was 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored for Aberdeen.