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Cabrera's RBI hit boosts Tides to win
Jolbert Cabrera's 10th-inning single drove home Jeff Fiorentino with the winning run as Norfolk beat Toledo 7-6 in Ohio, taking the series 3-1. Oscar Salazar had three RBI and two hits for the Tides (31-15), and Cabrera had three hits. Beset by recent callups, the Tides used four pitchers to win despite yielding two runs to tie the score in the ninth. Dusty Ryan had four hits for the Mud Hens (18-29), who have lost 11 of 12 games. ...
The Peninsula Pilots, whose home opener Thursday night against Outer Banks was stopped after two innings because of rain with the score tied at 1, took a four-run lead late Wednesday but lost 6-5 to the host Petersburg Generals in the Coastal Plain League season opener for both.
Pilots shortstop Jake McAloose of Old Dominion doubled, stole two bases, drove in two runs and scored one. Pilots designated hitter Billy Barber, a cleanup batter from the Richmond Spiders, was 2-for-4 with two RBI, a run and a steal.
Ronnie Shaban of Virginia Tech led the Generals by going 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs.