Norfolk Tides 6, Gwinett Stripers (Braves) 5 F/10
The Tides battled back from two deficits, including one in extra innings. They went down 3-0 in the third inning but drew even with an RBI double by Cedric Mullins and run-scoring singles by Joey Rickard and Pedro Alvarez. Gwinett scored twice in the top of the 10th, and Norfolk won in walk-off fashion in the bottom half of the frame with an Adrian Marin double to drive in the runner starting on second base, followed by a D.J. Stewart walk and Alvarez double.
John Means started on the mound and delivered a “quality” outing (6.0 IP, three runs, five hits, seven strikeouts, zero walks). Eddie Gamboa tossed three scoreless innings. But it was D.J. Snelten with the lucky win as he gave up two runs, one earned, on no hits, four walks and a strikeout in the 10th inning.
Akron RubberDucks (Indians) 13, Bowie Baysox 3
It was a bad day for Lucas Long. The Baysox starter lasted just 1.2 innings and allowed eight runs on seven hits, three walks and a strikeout. His season ERA rose from 5.43 to 6.40.
Tanner Chleborad was first out of the ‘pen. The 6-foot-6 righty allowed a run in 2.1 innings of work. Michael Kelly followed and served up four runs on three hits, six walks and a strikeout. Zach Muckenhirn finished things up with two scoreless innings.
D’Arby Myers was the only Bowie hitter with more than one hit (2-for-4). Anthony Santander hit a two-run homer in the first inning, his fourth long ball of the season. Ryan Mountcastle, Ryan McKenna and Anderson Feliz all had a single each, and both Aderlin Rodriguez and Martin Cervenka doubled.
Frederick Keys 3, Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox) 2
A Wilson Garcia three-run home run in the first inning proved to be the only offense the Keys would need. Garcia added a single later. Preston Palmeiro had a 2-for-4 night himself. T.J. Nichting, Randolph Gassaway and Jomar Reyes had one single each.
Cristian Alvarado had a heck of an outing on the mound. The 23-year-old threw six scoreless innings, gave up five hits and struck out eight. Matt Trowbridge notched his second hold of the season while allowing a run in 1.2 innings. Tyler Erwin earned his seventh save after giving up a run on three hits and two strikeouts over 1.1 innings.
Delmarva Shorebirds 20, Greensboro Grasshoppers (Marlins) 2
Talk about an offensive outburst. The Delmarva lineup exploded for 22 hits and five walks while striking out nine times. Every hitter had a hit except for poor Max Hogan (0-for-5, two strikeouts).
Will Robertson led all batters with a 5-for-6 performance, including two doubles and two doubles. Kirvin Moesquit went 4-for-7 with a home run, a double and five runs scored. Mason McCoy had three hits, coming within a home run of the cycle. Branden Becker had three of his own hits, including two doubles, three RBI and three runs scored. Zach Jarrett, Trevor Craport and Chris Shaw had two hits apiece. Both of Craport’s hits were home runs.
The Shorebirds pitching was also quite good. Cameron Bishop allowed just one run over six innings on three hits, two walks and three strikeouts. Timothy Naughton three two scoreless innings in relief, and Ryan Wilson finished things with a one-run ninth inning.
Box scores for all of the O’s minor league teams
- Tides vs Durham (Rays), 7:05 p.m. Starter: RHP Tim Melville (5-5, 6.04 ERA)
- Baysox vs Akron, 7:05 p.m. Starter: LHP Luis Ysla (4-2, 4.66 ERA)
- Keys vs Winston-Salem, 7 p.m. Starter: RHP Michael Baumann (4-0, 2.43 ERA)
- Shorebirds at Greensboro, 7 p.m. Starter: RHP Brenan Hanifee (6-3, 2.61 ERA)
- IronBirds at Lowell (Red Sox), 6:35 p.m. Starter: TBD