‘Cakes return to action, lose in Nashville

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Nashville – Wilkin Castillo came off the bench to drill a three-run ninth inning home run but the Nashville Sounds held on to defeat the New Orleans Baby Cakes, 11-7, in the first game after the All-Star break for both teams.

The ‘Cakes and Sounds were scoreless thru the first four innings before Nashville scored a pair of runs in the fifth. New Orleans answered with two runs in the top of the sixth inning.

The Sounds sent 11 hitters to the plate in the sixth inning, scoring six runs.

Robert Dugger dropped to 2-1 on the season allowing eight runs including seven earned in five and a third innings. Kyle Dowdy earned the win in relief for Nashville, pitching two and a third innings.

Jose Trevino led the Sounds with three hits as New Orleans allowed double-digit runs for the 11th time this season.

The ‘Cakes are 49-42 on the season and six games back of first-place San Antonio in their division.

GAME NOTES – The Miami Marlins assigned pitcher Jeff Brigham to New Orleans. Catcher Chad Wallach started a Major League rehab assignment.

UPCOMING – The ‘Cakes continue the four game series at 7:05 on Friday night (RADIO: WODT SPORTS 1280 AM or cakesbaseball.com).

NEXT HOME GAME – The ‘Cakes return home Friday, July 19 to play Round Rock in a three-game home-stand.

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