Loss in extra innings at Oklahoma City extends losing skid for Baby Cakes
Oklahoma City – Alex Verdugo drilled a three-run home run in the 10th inning to give the Oklahoma City Dodgers an 8-6 win over the Baby Cakes on Sunday afternoon. The win is the seventh consecutive for OKC and New Orleans remains winless on the road.
The ‘Cakes and Dodgers would head to the 10th inning tied with the new Minor League Baseball rules in effect. New Orleans put a runner on second base to start the inning and Isaac Galloway immediately drove him home with an RBI double. Peter Mooney drew a walk but the ‘Cakes offense failed to score another run.
The Dodgers trailing by a run in the 10th immediately drew a walk and Verdugo hammered a home run to deliver OKC the win.
The Dodgers started the game with two singles and walk and Henry Ramos hammered a grand-slam home run to give the Dodgers a 4-0 lead in the first inning.
The ‘Cakes scratched out a couple of runs in the second inning and trailed 5-2 heading into the seventh inning. New Orleans would rally score three runs to tie the game.
CC Lee earned the win for OKC and Nick Wittgren suffered the loss for New Orleans. The ‘Cakes were led by Scott Van Slyke and Isaac Galloway, each with two hits.
GAME NOTES: New Orleans has dropped its first six road games of the season for the first time in franchise history.
UPCOMING: The ‘Cakes continue the four game set Monday night at Oklahoma City. The ‘Cakes will start RHP Zac Gallen against Walker Buehler, one of baseball’s top prospects, at 7:05.
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NEXT HOME GAME: The ‘Cakes return home to The Shrine on Airline on Tuesday, April 17 against Colorado Springs at 7:00 p.m.
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