Triple-A third baseman Josh Bell has homered twice, including a grand slam, to raise his total to 10 on the season. He’s driven in six runs.
Chris Tillman has held Charlotte to one run and four hits over six innings, with two walks and seven strikeouts. He’s thrown 87 pitches, 53 for strikes.
Felix Pie is 3-for-4 with a run scored in his first game at Double-A Bowie.
Chorye Spoone allowed three runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings, with four walks and six strikeouts.
Mike Flacco is 2-for-3 with three RBIs at short-season Single-A Aberdeen.
Gonzo update: Michael Gonzalez got the last two outs in the sixth inning, allowing a hit and striking out a batter.
Gonzo update II: Gonzalez allowed three hits and struck out two in 1 1/3 innings.
The Orioles are losing, 3-1, in the bottom of the seventh. Brian Matusz was charged with three runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings, with one walk and two strikeouts. He threw 102 pitches, 69 for strikes.
The last run off Matusz scored after Jason Berken replaced him.
Tonight’s attendance: 11,987