Brinson, Solarte go deep in ‘Cakes win at Dodgers
Oklahoma City – Lewis Brinson and Yangervis Solarte homered as the New Orleans Baby Cakes defeated the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 3-1, in second game of their series Wednesday night.
New Orleans pitching limited the Dodgers to one run on three hits in the game. Starter Joe Gunkel worked five innings allowed one run on three hits. Jeff Brigham pitched two scoreless followed by RJ Alvarez with one inning and Kyle Keller in a perfect ninth for his sixth save.
Oklahoma city’s Jake Peter hit a solo home run in the second inning to give OKC a 1-0 advantage. Brinson tied the game in the fourth inning and Solarte broke the tie with a home run in the sixth. New Orleans added an insurance run in the ninth after an error to extend lead to 3-1.
The Baby Cakes improved to 43-36 on the season and trail first place San Antonio by 6.5 games.
GAME NOTES – Isan Diaz was named to the Triple-A All-Star Team earlier in the day. The ‘Cakes are in a stretch of 24 of 33 games on the road.
UPCOMING – The ‘Cakes and Dodgers meet in the third game of series on Thursday night at 7:05 (RADIO: WODT SPORTS 1280 AM or cakesbaseball.com).
NEXT HOME GAME – The ‘Cakes return home Thursday July 4th to play San Antonio in a four-game home-stand.
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