NORFOLK, VA-Sean Ochinko’s bases-clearing double in the top of the 11th helped power the Buffalo Bisons past the Tides 6-2 Tuesday afternoon at Harbor Park.
With the loss, Norfolk dropped its first series since a two-game sweep in Durham from July 6-7. The Tides have now lost five of six after a 17-3 stretch.
Christian Walker powered Norfolk’s offense with three hits and two RBI. The 23-year-old, who entered play ranked 8th in Minor League Baseball with 87 RBI this year, belted a solo home run in the fourth inning before lining an RBI single in the fifth.
Tyler Wilson turned in his fourth Quality Start in seven outings with the Tides but did not factor in the decision. Wilson allowed two runs on five hits in six innings of work as he walked one and struck out three. The 24-year-old UVA product surrendered an RBI double to Jonathan Diaz in the fifth inning before yielding a solo home run to former Tide Brett Wallace in the sixth.
Over 23 starts between Double-A Bowie and Norfolk this year, Wilson is now 12-5 with a 3.57 ERA. His 12 wins and 126 strikeouts between the two levels are the most among Orioles minor leaguers.