‘Cakes complete sweep of Bees
SALT LAKE CITY – The New Orleans Baby Cakes scored five seventh inning runs to come from behind and defeat Salt Lake 5-2 in front of 9,514 fans at Smith’s Ballpark.
New Orleans gets a four-game sweep, its first of the season and first time since August 4-7 last year in Albuquerque.
Salt Lake scored a pair of runs in the third inning off of starter Kolton Mahoney. Anthony Bemboom singled and scored on a triple from Nick Franklin. Jo Adell singled to score Franklin to make it 2-0.
Mahoney, a Utah native worked five innings allowed two runs on seven hits in his first start of the season for the ‘Cakes.
New Orleans did nothing at the plate against the Bees starter Nick Tropeano, who went six innings and allowed just two hits. The ‘Cakes offense came alive in the seventh against reliever Jason Alexander. New Orleans sent 10 to the plate and scored five runs. Magneuris Sierra with a two run home run.
The New Orleans bullpen worked four shutout innings. Parker Bugg earned the win and Brett Graves earned his second save.
The ‘Cakes improve to a season high ten games over .500 and won their season high fifth consecutive. New Orleans finished the road trip with a 6-1 record and are 61-51.
GAME NOTES– The ‘Cakes promoted infielder Isan Diaz, outfielder Lewis Brinson and pitchers Hector Noesi and Robert Dugger to the Miami Marlins.
NEXT HOME GAME – The ‘Cakes return home Wednesday, August 7th to play Reno in a three-game series.
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