Baby Cakes take series opener at Nashville, 5-3
NASHVILLE – New Orleans pitcher Dustin Beggs delivered seven innings and allowed two runs on six hits in his third consecutive win as the Baby Cakes defeated Nashville Sounds in the series opener Thursday night, 5-3.
The ‘Cakes trailed early after a lead-off home run from Delino Deshields in the first inning. New Orleans answered with a pair in the second inning.
New Orleans stole a run with a double steal and Gabriel Guerrero stealing home plate and added a second run with a RBI single from Rodrigo Vigil.
‘Cakes scored a run in three consecutive innings fin the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to take a 5-2 advantage. Nashville scored a run in the ninth on a solo home run to cut the lead to 5-3 but Kyle Keller nailed down his second save.
GAME NOTES: New Orleans improves to 30-25 on the season. The ‘Cakes matched a season high with five stolen bases. New Orleans is now 10-5 in series openers. ‘Cakes reliever Jeff Brigham was called up to Miami. Elieser Hernandez optioned to ‘Cakes. Tyler Kinley and Magneuris Sierra joined the roster and Isaac Galloway placed on injured list.
UPCOMING: The ‘Cakes and Sounds meet Friday at 6:35 p.m. in second game of four game set (RADIO — WODT SPORTS 1280 AM or cakesbaseball.com).
NEXT HOME GAME: The ‘Cakes return home Tuesday to play Fresno to open a seven-game home-stand.
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