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August 10, 2010

Minor league game recaps -- Aug. 10

Earlier today, Orioles prospect Xavier Avery was promoted to Double-A Bowie from Single-A Frederick.

In 109 games with the Keys, Avery batted .280 with four home runs and 48 RBIs. The 20-year-old outfielder ranks second -- behind teammate Kyle Hudson (31) -- in the Carolina League with 28 stolen bases.

Avery also ranks second in the league with 73 runs scored. He has 25 doubles and six triples.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Indianapolis Indians 10, Norfolk Tides 6 (Box score)

Recap: Catcher Adam Donachie was 4-for-4 with a two-run home run, but the Tides couldn't keep up offensively in a 10-6 loss to Indianapolis.

Norfolk third baseman Scott Moore was 2-for-3 with his second home run in as many nights, a two-run shot in the second, while center fielder Matt Angle was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Tides starting pitcher Chris George left the game with an apparent elbow injury after recording the first two outs of the game. No word on the details yet.

Designated hitter Michael Aubrey was 2-for-5 with a double for Norfolk, while relief pitcher Cla Meredith (1-2) was charged with the loss after allowing four runs (one earned) and three hits in one inning.

Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Portland Sea Dogs 6, Bowie Baysox 3 (Box score)

Recap: Center fielder Jonathan Tucker hit a solo home run, but the Baysox blew a late lead in a 6-3 loss to Portland at Prince George's Stadium.

Bowie starting pitcher Steve Johnson settled down after allowing a two-run home run to former Orioles farmhand Nate Spears in the first. Johnson only gave up the two runs and four hits in seven innings.

The Sea Dogs scored four unearned runs against relief pitcher Raul Rivero (1-1) in the eighth after Baysox first baseman Joe Mahoney committed an error with two outs in the frame.

Designated hitter Joel Guzman was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored for Bowie.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Myrtle Beach Pelicans 10, Frederick Keys 5 (Box score)

Recap: Third baseman Miguel Abreu was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored in the Keys' 10-5 loss on the road against Myrtle Beach.

Frederick second baseman L.J. Hoes contributed two hits and an RBI, while designated hitter Billy Rowell added a single and an RBI in the defeat.

Keys starting pitcher Ryan O'Shea (6-7) gave up five runs (three earned) and eight hits in five innings. He struck out four batters, but allowed three walks and three home runs.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Lexington Legends 10, Delmarva Shorebirds 3 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Bobby Bundy (2-5) was touched up for five runs and nine hits in five innings as the Shorebirds lost, 10-3, to Lexington at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva left fielder T.J. Baxter was 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and his 28th stolen base of the season, while third baseman Tyler Kelly added a double.

Relief pitcher David Walters was rocked for the first time this season, allowing five runs and five hits in two-thirds of an inning for the Shorebirds.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Aberdeen IronBirds 4, Batavia Muckdogs 2 (Box score)

Recap: Left fielder Kipp Schutz was 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a double in the IronBirds' 4-2 victory on the road over Batavia.

Aberdeen shortstop Sammie Starr contributed three hits, an RBI and a run scored, while first baseman Tyler Stampone was 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored.

IronBirds starting pitcher Bruno Sanchez (3-3) was charged with two runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. He collected one strikeout, issued three walks and hit a batter.

Relief pitcher Steven Mazur, the Orioles' 33rd-round selection in this year's MLB draft, picked up his fifth save of the season after tossing two scoreless frames for Aberdeen.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Pulaski Mariners 12, Bluefield Orioles 1 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Zach Petersime (1-2) was charged with four runs and six hits in five innings as the Orioles were pounded, 12-1, by Pulaski at Bowen Field.

Bluefield first baseman Corey Thomas collected two of the team's six hits, while right fielder Luis Ramirez added a double.

Shortstop Jonathan Schoop contributed a triple for Bluefield.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Red Sox 14, GCL Orioles 0 (Box score)

Recap: The GCL Orioles managed only one hit in a 14-0 loss to the GCL Red Sox.

Orioles designated hitter Lou Montanez was 0-for-3 in his latest injury rehab assignment, while third baseman Michael Mosby contributed the team's only hit with a two-out single in the eighth.

Starting pitcher Aaron Wirsch (0-1) was charged with the loss for the Orioles despite only allowing one unearned run and two hits in two innings. He struck out one batter and issued one walk.

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