Noesi, Baby Cakes silence the Sounds

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NASHVILLE – Hector Noesi delivered seven shutout innings and three relievers finished off the seventh shutout of the season for the New Orleans Baby Cakes in a 3-0 win Saturday night against the Nashville Sounds.

Noesi allowed four hits and punched out nine Nashville hitters. Jordan Milbrath worked two thirds of an inning before Tyler Kinley retired the only batter he faced in the eighth. R.J. Alvarez struck out the side in the ninth inning for his seventh save of the season.

New Orleans pitchers struck out 14 on the night.

The game was scoreless in the sixth inning when Isan Diaz hammered a solo home run to right center to break the drought.

The ‘Cakes added a pair of runs in the eighth including Diaz’s RBI triple. He scored when Yadiel Rivera beat out an infield hit.

New Orleans has taken two of the first three in the series to improve to 31-26 on the season.

GAME NOTES – New orleans stole three bases in the game and now have 60 stolen bases for the season, tied for second in the league. The ‘Cakes are now 7-3 in shutouts.

UPCOMING – The ‘Cakes and Sounds meet Sunday at 1:05 p.m. in final game of four game set (RADIO: WODT SPORTS 1280 AM or cakesbaseball.com).

NEXT HOME GAME – The ‘Cakes return home Tuesday to play Fresno in a seven-game home-stand.

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