Jesus Sanchez helps power Baby Cakes past Bees, 10-6

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SALT LAKE CITY – Jesus Sanchez, the youngest and newest player on the New Orleans Baby Cakes roster, delivered three hits including a double and a pair of home runs to fuel a come from behind 10-6 win Friday night over the Salt Lake Bees.

The ‘Cakes trailed 4-1 in the third inning after the Bees surged ahead on a home run from former New Orleans Zephyrs slugger Justin Bour and a two run shot by Jared Walsh.

New Orleans rallied to score three in the fourth to tie the game. In the fifth inning, back to back solo home runs from Sanchez and Isan Diaz put the ‘Cakes ahead. Sanchez, the 21-year old acquired in a trade from the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday, later hit a two-run shot.

New Orleans starter Joe Gunkel worked seven innings and allowed three earned runs for his fourth win of the season.

The ‘Cakes improve their record to 58-51 and three and one on the west coast trip.

GAME NOTES – The ‘Cakes scored 11 runs in the finale in Las Vegas and followed with ten in series opener in Salt Lake. New Orleans has scored double digit runs 11 times this season.

UPCOMING – The ‘Cakes continue their seven game road-trip on Saturday night at 8 in Salt Lake City, continuing the four game series against the Bees.

RADIO – WODT SPORTS 1280 AM or cakesbaseball.com

NEXT HOME GAME – The ‘Cakes return home Wednesday, August 7th to play Reno in a three-game series.

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