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O’s minors 7/8: No-hitter in Salisbury!

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Dariel Alvarez hit a HR for Norfolk last night. It wasn’t enough.
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Norfolk 3, Syracuse 4

Michael Almanzar couldn’t handle a grounder to start the inning-ending double play in the 9th, and Syracuse wins a stunner. Dariel Alvarez, Trey Mancini and Christian Walker each contributed a run-scoring single in the 7th inning. Ariel Miranda allowed two runs on five hits over 6.2 innings of work, walking two while striking out one.

Bowie 4, Reading 21

The last time the Baysox surrendered 20 runs in a loss was a 21-1 defeat to Connecticut Sep. 1, 2007 - the worst margin of defeat in club history. Ouch. Chance Sisco went 2-for-3 with a double, as did Henry Urritia. Starter David Hess made Ubaldo Jimenez look competent, giving up NINE runs (seven earned) while recording just five outs. Jon Keller didn’t do much better, giving up seven runs (although just three earned) in 1.2 IP. Bowie had three errors on the night.

Frederick 8, Winston-Salem 1

Now that’s more like it. The Keys tied a season-high with three homers and starter David Richardson tossed a career-high seven innings. He gave up no runs and just three hits and three walks with two strikeouts. D.J. Stewart went 1-for-4 and that one was a home run, so good for him. His average is now up to .267.

Delmarva 5, Hagerstown 0 (F/5 - rain)

Ofelky Peralta had himself a day, throwing a rain-shortened no hitter in five innings to lead the ‘Birds to victory. He saw only two base-runners, one by walk and one by error. That’s a pretty good night. A pop-up thunderstorm struck so quickly the grounds crew couldn’t get the tarp on the field in time and the game was stopped with the ‘Birds batting. Ryan Mountcastle went 1-for-3 serving as DH.

Aberdeen 3, Williamsport 1

Chris Clare and Chris Shaw both homered and Cody Dube pitched a career-high four innings in the IronBirds series-opening win. Dube started and had 4.0 IP with no runs or walks allowed, and just three hits against three strikeouts. It’s the first time he’s thrown more than 2.0 IP in his three starts, so it seems the process of adding innings to his starts had begun. Four IronBirds relievers combined to finish the game.

For all the box scores to yesterday’s games, including the Gulf Coast and Dominican Summer League teams, check them out at the Orioles’ MiLB scoreboard page.

Today’s Probables

Norfolk: David Hale

Bowie: TBA

Frederick: Cory Jones

Delmarva: Reid Love

Aberdeen: TBA