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Orioles minor league recap 8/2: Early leads hold up for Tides, Baysox in victories

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Gutierrez, Stowers among the hitters enjoying good days at the plate as Oriole affiliates go 3-for-4.

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Triple-A: Norfolk Tides 5, Durham Bulls (Rays) 3

Zach Jarrett’s two-run single in the seventh scored Rylan Bannon and Brett Cumberland and broke a 3-3 tie, lifting the Tides to the victory Sunday.

Kelvin Gutierrez had another big swing for the Tides, belting a three-run, first-inning home run against rehabbing Rays pitcher Chris Archer to put Norfolk up 3-0.

Konner Wade got the start, allowing two earned runs in five innings, while Fernando Abad got the win with a scoreless inning in the seventh.

Double-A: Bowie Baysox 6, Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants) 4

The Baysox took a 6-0 lead with runs in the first and second and then four in the third, then held on during a late Richmond rally.

Big days at the plate went to Cadyn Grenier, who had two hits and two RBI, and Kyle Stowers, who had a double among three hits and raised his average to .313 (with a .992 OPS). Adley Rutschman went 1-for-5 with a single and RBI during the four-run third, while Richie Martin and Seth Mejias-Brean also had doubles.

Cody Sedlock allowed two runs in six innings while striking out six for the win. Felix Bautista struck out three straight batters in the ninth for the save. In 26.1 innings combined in Double-A and Single-A, Bautista has a 0.79 ERA, five saves and 48 strikeouts.

High-A: Aberdeen IronBirds 10, Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays) 2

Chris Shaw came up with the big hit early, swatting a grand slam in the first inning to send the IronBirds on their way to the victory.

It was the only hit for Shaw, a 2015 first-round draft pick, while Shayne Fontana (1-for-4, two runs, three RBI) also went deep for Aberdeen. Logan Michaels had a double among three hits and Andrew Daschbach had three singles, while Gunnar Henderson went 0-for-3 and Hudson Haskin went 1-for-4. Jordan Westburg went 1-for-4 with two runs.

The win went to Ryan Watson, who pitched three scoreless innings in relief. Garrett Farmer had the last three and struck out five to get the save.

Low-A: Fredericksburg Nationals 16, Delmarva Shorebirds 7

The Shorebirds were the lone Orioles affiliate not to win Sunday, as Fredericksburg jumped in front 7-0 after two innings and 11-0 after three.

Mason Janvrin and Jean Carmona hit home runs, with Carmona’s drive among his two hits for the day. Willy Yahn also had two a pair of singles, and Darell Hernaiz drove in a pair of runs while going 1-for-5. The Shorebirds went 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position while Fredericksburg went 10-for-18.

Jake Lyons started for Delmarva and allowed three hits and three earned runs in just an inning of work.

Complete box scores from all of Sunday’s games can be found here.

There are no games scheduled for Monday.