Tides close home slate tonight

Published 3:40 pm Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Norfolk Tides plated five first-inning runs and cruised to a 6-2 win over the Gwinnett Braves Wednesday night at Harbor Park.

Norfolk jumped all over Gwinnett starter Erik Cordier (0-1), who was making his Triple-A debut. The Tides chased Cordier after just eight batters, as the 24-year-old yielded two hits and four walks.

Rhyne Hughes had an RBI single off Cordier to get the Tides on the board, and Michel Hernandez added a two-run double. After back-to-back walks forced Cordier from the game, Miguel Abreu greeted reliever Cory Gearrin with a two-run single, Abreu’s first career Triple-A hit.

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Tim Bascom (4-7) turned in his second straight strong outing for the Tides. Bascom allowed one run on two walks and six hits in six innings, striking out three.

For Gwinnett, Barbaro Canizares had two hits and two runs to raise his league-leading average to .340.

Blake Davis had two hits, a walk, a stolen base and a run scored for the Tides, who have won six of their last eight games.

The Tides (64-75) play their last home game of the season Friday at 7:15 p.m. against the Charlotte Knights.

On Wednesday, as Major League clubs could expand their rosters from 25 up to as many as 40 players for the rest of the regular season, the Baltimore Orioles called up three Tide players, infielders Brandon Snyder and Robert Andino and outfielder Nolan Reimold.

Snyder was hitting .257 with nine homers in 98 games with Norfolk and will be making his MLB debut.

Reimold’s played in 94 games for the Tides and 29 for Baltimore this season, hitting .205 for the Orioles. Andino was hitting .264 with 76 RBI with the Tides.

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