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Norfolk beat Durham 6-4 in 13. Chris Tillman gave up 4 solo homers, 2 doubles and hit a man for good measure in six innings, striking out 2 and walking 3, posting a GB/FB of 6/4. Wynn Pelzer retired one of the 3 men he faced, giving up 2 hits but was bailed out by Clay Rapada. Cole McCurry went 3 strong, striking out 2, walking none and giving up 2 hits with a GB/FB of 3/4. Kyle Hudson went 1-6 with a CS and 4 Ks. Josh Bell went 1-6 with a walk and 2 Ks. Brandon Snyder went 2-7 with double.
Bowie lost to Akron 4-2. Bobby Bundy had another tough outing, giving up 3 earned in 4 innings on 4 hits and 5 walks, striking out 3 posting a GB/FB of 9/1. Xavier Avery went 0-4 with a K. Greg Miclat went 2-3 with a double (!) and a walk. LJ Hoes went 2-3 with a walk and CS. Joe Mahoney went 1-3 with a walk, a K and an error. Aaron Baker went 1-4 with 2 Ks. Ronnie Welty went 1-3 with 2 Ks.
Frederick lost to Kinston 3-1. Jonathan Schoop went 1-4 with a K. Manny Machado went 0-4 with a K. Kipp Schutz went 1-4 with a CS.
Delmarva lost to Lexington 3-0. Johnny Ruettiger and Ty Kelly each went 0-3 with a walk. Michael Ohlman went 1-4. Matt Bywater gave up 2 earned in 4 innings on 3 hits and 5 walks while striking out 3 and posting a GB/FB of 3/1.
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Aberdeen beat Connecticut 3-2. Ryan Berry had an effective evening, going 4 scoreless striking out 5 and giving up 1 hit with a GB/FB of 6/1. Devin Jones gave up 1 solo homer in 3 innings, striking out 2, walking 1 and posting a GB/FB of 6/2. Glynn Davis went 0-4. Mychal Givens went 1-4. Joe Velleggia went 1-3. Wynston Sawyer went 1-3 with an error. Connor Narron went 0-3. Dudley Leonora went 0-2.
The GCL Orioles beat the GCL pink hats 5-1. Tyler Townsend went 1-3 with a walk. Rod Bernadina DNP. Jaime Esquivel gave up a 1 hit (a solo homer, like every other pitcher tonight) in 3 innings, striking out 3, walking none and posting a GB/FB of 4/1.
Mercifully the DSL Orioles were off.