‘Cakes edge Redbirds in 10 innings to even record
Memphis – The New Orleans Baby Cakes defeated the Memphis Redbirds, 2-1, on Thursday night in 10 innings to win its fifth consecutive game and improve its record to 36-36.
Memphis took the lead in the fourth inning with a two out single from Adolis Garcia that scored Luke Voit.
The ‘Cakes answered in the eighth inning with Austin Dean drilling a single to centerfield to score Braxton Lee to tie the game.
In the 10th, the ‘Cakes loaded the bases and Lee drew a walk to score the go-ahead run. New Orleans had the bases loaded with no one out when Edward Mujica induced a double-play and got out of a huge jam.
The bottom of the tenth had pair of runners on base when Voit drilled a line drive into right field and Lee made a sliding catch to end the game. Jose Quijada pitched two innings for his first Triple-A victory.
The second place ‘Cakes are six and a half games back of first place Memphis.
GAME NOTES: The ‘Cakes improved to 5-6 in extra innings and 11-16 in one run games. The ‘Cakes have won four consecutive one run games after dropping seven of previous eight. The Miami Marlins ended Nick Wittgren rehab assignment with New Orleans and added him to the Major League Roster. The ‘Cakes added infielder Garrett Copper on a rehab assignment. The four road games this weekend are the only road games in a 21 game stretch.
UPCOMING: The ‘Cakes and Redbirds meet in the second of as four game set in Memphis, Friday at 7:05 pm. New Orleans will start Zac Gallen.
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NEXT HOME GAME: The ‘Cakes return home for a ten game homestand on Monday, June 25 against the Iowa Cubs.
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