Recuperating Baltimore Orioles second baseman Delino DeShields hit a two-run homer in the Delmarva Shorebirds' 3-2 loss to the Cape Fear Crocs last night in a South Atlantic League game in Salisbury, Md.

DeShields, who is on the Orioles' 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring, homered in the sixth off M.W. Mangum. He went 1 for 3 on the night.

Mangum (7-7) gave up six hits over eight innings for the win. Jeremy Salyers retired all three batters in the ninth for his first save of the year.

John Stephens (6-7) yielded seven hits and struck out 10 over eight innings for the loss.

SENATORS 3, BAYSOX 2: Jamey Carroll's single to right field scored Kenny James from second base in the 10th inning to lift Harrisburg over Bowie in an Eastern League game in Harrisburg, Pa.

James started off the inning with a grounder that was dropped by first baseman Tom Hage for an error. James stole second base on a pitchout that catcher Jayson Werth also bobbled. Carroll then grounded a 2-2 pitch from reliever Mike McDougal (3-6) into right field.

Starter Jake Westbrook carried a 2-1 lead through the eighth, allowing an unearned run on four hits while walking one and striking out four. But Bowie tied the score off Ryan Saylor in the ninth inning when Rick Short walked with one out and scored when Werth followed with a triple to right-center.

Christian Parker (5-3) then struck out Carlos Casimiro and Wady Almonte to end the threat and the inning.

The Baysox played the game under protest after a fifth-inning play at first base in which Talmadge Nunnari tagged out Darrell Dent, who had collided with Nunnari at the bag and fallen into the base path. Bowie Manager Joe Ferguson argued with first-base umpire Alex Rea and then put the game under protest.

INDIANS 7, KEYS 5: Kinston scored four runs in the first inning, and though visiting Frederick rallied to go ahead by one, the Keys finished with their third straight loss.

PELICANS 11, CANNONS 3: Potomac left-hander Robert Smith dropped to 0-6 when Myrtle Beach scored three runs in the first and cruised to victory before 8,018 at Pfitzner Stadium.