Baby Cakes cruise to 5-2 win at Redbirds

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Memphis – The New Orleans Baby Cakes used a pair of solo home runs in the first inning and solid pitching overall in a 5-2 road win Wednesday night over the Memphis Redbirds.

The victory snapped a four-game road losing streak for the ‘Cakes.

Hector Noesi earned his 11th win of the season, matching Colin Rea of the Iowa Cubs for the Pacific Coast League lead. Noesi worked five innings and allowed one run on five hits.

The bullpen for New Orleans worked four innings and limited the Redbirds to one run.

Deven Marrero and Lewis Brinson each delivered solo home runs in the first inning to kick start the ‘Cakes offense.

With New Orleans leading 2-1 in the fifth inning, Gabriel Guerrero smoked a two-run shot into centerfield scoring pair of runs to make it a 4-1 advantage.

The ‘Cakes added a run in the sixth with a two out double from Peter O’Brien scoring Isan Diaz.

The bullpen combination of Jordan Milbrath, Kyle Keller and Jeff Brigham closed it out for the win. Brigham earning his second save of the year.

GAME NOTES – The ‘Cakes added pitcher Brett Graves from Class AA Jacksonville and assigned Jeff Kinley to Double-A.

UPCOMING – The ‘Cakes wrap up the three game trip in Memphis on Thursday night at 7.

RADIO – WODT SPORTS 1280 AM or cakesbaseball.com

NEXT HOME GAME – The ‘Cakes return home Friday, July 26th to play Nashville in a three-game home-stand.

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