Baby Cakes hold off Chuhuahuas behind big night from Guerrero

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El Paso – Gabriel Guerrero pounded a two-run home run among his four hits and four runs batted in Thursday night as the New Orleans Baby Cakes defeated the El Paso Chihuahuas, 7-6. The win snapped a nine-game losing streak for New Orleans in Southwest University Park dating back to 2014.

El Paso scored a pair in the first inning, touching up New Orleans starter Hector Noesi. The ‘Cakes bounced back with the Guerrero home run in the second and added four runs in the third. Noesi allowed four runs on five hits and earned his sixth win of the season.

The ‘Cakes added a run in the fifth inning with a Guerrero one out single to make it 7-3.

The Chihuahuas’ league-leading offense answered with three home runs and later scored two in the ninth inning but the rally fell short. Kyle Keller earned the save for New Orleans, now 36-31 on the season.

GAME NOTES – Isan Diaz extended his hitting streak to 14 games. New Orleans improved to 9-14 in one-run games. The ‘Cakes are in a stretch of 30 of 39 games on the road.

UPCOMING – The ‘Cakes and Chihuahuas meet Friday at 8:05 p.m. central time in the second of three-game set (RADIO: WODT SPORTS 1280 AM or cakesbaseball.com).

NEXT HOME GAME – The ‘Cakes return home Thursday, June 20 to play Nashville in a four-game home-stand.

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