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Orioles minors 7/13: A night of crooked numbers

Norfolk and Bowie were on their respective All-Star breaks, so just three games in this Wednesday night recap.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans 5, Frederick Keys 4

23-year-old righty Lucas Long from Minnesota worked five innings of ball, surrendering just two earned runs with just a walk and nine batters fanned. He still owns a 4.81 ERA on the season, but the nine in the strikeout column is more than encouraging - especially since the runs came on two round-trippers.

The Keys offense put up 10 hits, but couldn’t work on plating the fifth and sixth runs in the ninth. D.J. Stewart took a 1-3 with a walk, while Cam Kneeland worked a multi-hit outing that included a solo shot in the second inning.

Delmarva Shorebirds 9, Columbia Fireflies 4

Michael Costello also tossed five innings in his sixth outing of the season, struggling through laborious innings. He gave up five hits and four runs (two earned), striking out just two but capturing the win with Delmarva’s massive offensive performance. Costello’s season ERA now sits at 6.18.

It was a massive night for leadoff hitter Cedric Mullins. He went 4-5 with three RBI, crushing two doubles. Catcher Alex Murphy managed a double and a pair of singles, while DH Yermin Mercedes hit his fifth triple of the season. Ryan Mountcastle took an 0-5.

Brooklyn Cyclones 6, Aberdeen Ironbirds 2

Travis Seabrooke got the nod for Aberdeen, continuing to struggle on the mound for the Ironbirds. He went four innings, surrendering two runs in the first and fourth innings; his final line: 4 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K. His season ERA is now at 4.94 after his 4.95 season ERA over 14 starts in 2015.

The Aberdeen lineup worked eight hits - three coming from 2016 draft pick Cole Billingsley from South Alabama, who worked a 3-4 (three singles). The only extra-base hit came from second baseman Alejandro Juvier, who hit his fifth double of the season.

Today’s starters

Norfolk vs. Rochester, 7:05. Starter: Mike Wright

Bowie vs. Richmond, 7:05. Starter: John Means

Frederick vs. Myrtle Beach, 7:05. Starter: David Richardson

Delmarva vs. Columbia, 7:05. Starter: Ofelky Peralta

Aberdeen vs Batavia, 7:05. Starter: TBD