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Orioles minor league recap 5/7: Hunter Harvey fires six scoreless, Delmarva wins again

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The Shorebirds ran their record to 24-4 with yet another victory.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 13: Hunter Harvey of the U.S. Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Target Field on July 13, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Bowie Baysox 10, Altoona Curve (Pirates) 5

Hunter Harvey dominated in Altoona for six shutout innings. The Orioles top pick in the 2013 draft allowed only two hits, walked just one and struck out five. He threw 81 pitches, 52 for strikes, and pitched six complete innings for the first time since 2014. That last stat seems next to impossible, but it’s the truth. It speaks to the amount of time the 24-year-old has missed with injuries.

Harvey sandwiched 15 consecutive outs in between singles in the first and sixth innings. The win, his first of the season, proves that he’s healthy. Now he’ll look to string together a few successful starts in a row. Even in a farm system lacking in star power, Harvey had fallen onto the back burner. Everyone can only get their hopes up so many times, but any success for Harvey would be considered a win at this point.

Left fielder Ademar Rifaela led the Baysox with three hits. He scored three times and drove in three runs. Carlos Pèrez finished 2-5 and drove in four. Ryan McKenna, Mason McCoy and Rylan Bannon also had two hits.

The Curve scored all five of their runs in the eighth inning. Tyler Erwin pitched a scoreless ninth to close things out for Bowie.

Delmarva Shorebirds 6, Asheville Tourists (Rockies) 1

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but the Shorebirds won again. Ofelky Peralta tossed five innings of one-run ball to pick up the victory. The Tourists scored their only run on a solo home run in the bottom of the first. Matthew Hammonds pitched three scoreless innings before Tim Naughton blanked Asheville in the ninth.

First Baseman Seamus Curran homered in the third to tie things up, and Delmarva took the lead shortly after. Cadyn Grenier finished 3-3, and Doran Turchin went 2-4.

Box scores to Monday’s games can be found here.

Tuesday’s scheduled games:

Norfolk vs. Pawtucket, 6:35. Starter: Josh Rogers

Bowie at Altoona, 6:00. Starter: Zac Lowther

Frederick vs. Potomac, 7:00. Starter: Brenan Hanifee