Baby Cakes hold off Storm Chasers to earn series split

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OMAHA – Gabriel Guerrero and Yadiel Rivera each had a pair of hits as the New Orleans Baby Cakes held on Monday afternoon to defeat the Omaha Storm Chasers, 4-3, to earn a split in the four-game series.

R.J. Alvarez earned his first save of the season, retiring all four batters he faced and striking out three of them. Jose Quijada earned the win in relief working an inning and two thirds.

The Omaha offense had plenty of opportunities but stranded 12 men on base and finished with zero hits in 13 opportunities with runners in scoring position.

A pair of home runs – Andrew Susac hit a two run blast in the sixth and Jorge Bonifacio drilled a solo shot – helped the Chasers draw within a run before New Orleans slammed the door.

The ‘Cakes won the first and fourth games of the series for the split. New Orleans went 3-3 on the trip and improves to 5-6 on the season.

GAME NOTES: New Orleans pitcher Zac Gallen was named PCL Pitcher of the week, after his two stellar performances to start the season. Jon Berti has reached base in all nine games this season.

UPCOMING: The ‘Cakes and Iowa Cubs meet in a scheduled doubleheader on Wednesday at 5 p.m. on WODT SPORTS 1280 AM and cakesbaseball.com.

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