Aviators hold off ‘Cakes rally for 9-7 win

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LAS VEGAS –  The Las Vegas Aviators scored four first inning runs capped by a Corbin Joseph three run home run and held on to defeat the New Orleans Baby Cakes 9-7 in front of 7,131 fans.

The Aviators scored four in the first sending nine batters to the plate and then sent nine hitters to the plate again in the fourth inning adding five more runs.  The Aviators capitalized off of two errors in the inning and a pair of walks.  Vegas led the contest 9-2.

New Orleans answered back scoring the final five runs in the game.  Peter O’Brien and Rosell Herrera each hit solo home runs and Isan Diaz smashed his team leading 25th home run of the season with a two run shot.

Tanner Anderson started for the Aviators and allowed three runs in six innings for his seventh victory.  New Orleans starter Robert Dugger allowed six runs in three and a third innings and lost for the third time this season.

New Orleans drops to 56-51 and will play the final game of the series on Thursday evening.

GAME NOTES –  The ‘Cakes suffered their first losing month of the season, New Orleans finished July 11-13.  The ‘Cakes did hit 42 home runs for the month.  The Marlins added pitcher Tyler Kinley from the ‘Cakes and infielder Jon Berti was activated from his rehab assignment.

UPCOMING – The ‘Cakes continue their seven game road-trip on Thursday at 9pm in Las Vegas.

RADIO – WODT SPORTS 1280 AM or cakesbaseball.com

NEXT HOME GAME – The ‘Cakes return home Wednesday, August 7th to play Reno in a three-game series.

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