‘Cakes avoid sweep at Express with 2-1 win

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ROUND ROCK – Joe Gunkel delivered seven strong innings, allowed one run on three hits and earned his seventh win of the season as the New Orleans Baby Cakes snapped a three-game losing streak with a win Sunday over the Round Rock Express.

The ‘Cakes scored a run in the seventh to tie the game with a two out base hit from Peter O’Brien, and New Orleans grabbed the lead with a Yadiel Rivera single in the eighth.

‘Cakes reliever Brett Graves retired the final five batters he faced to earn his fifth save.

New Orleans returns home Monday night for the final home series against Memphis. The ‘Cakes improved to 69-61 and salvaged the final game in the four game series.

Round Rock leads San Antonio by one game with eight to play for the division. Those teams meet in the first of a four game series Monday night.

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