Baby Cakes flex muscles to rip Reno

Season-high four home runs power New Orleans past Reno, 7-4

May 11, 2017 11:29 PM ET

Isaac Galloway hit two of the Baby Cakes' season-high four home runs, powering New Orleans past the Reno Aces, 7-4 on Thursday night.

Galloway's two-run shot in the third inning off Arizona Diamondbacks top prospect Anthony Banda gave the Baby Cakes a lead they would not relinquish. Galloway added a solo home run in the seventh against Ruby De La Rosa to notch his second career multi-homer game, and first since July 12, 2011.

Back-to-back home runs in the eighth by Moises Sierra and Matt Juengel were the first by a pair of New Orleans teammates since Tomas Telis and Xavier Scruggs last August 13 in Las Vegas, and gave the 'Cakes their first four-homer game as a team since last June 22 in Omaha.

Reno struck first against Scott Copeland on Oswaldo Arcia's eighth home run of the year, marking the 15th time in 33 games this season New Orleans has allowed the opponent to score in the first inning.

After Galloway's first home run vaulted the Baby Cakes into the lead, Peter Mooney delivered an RBI double in the fourth and scored on a triple by Carlos Paulino to extend the 'Cakes advantage to 4-1.

Reno answered in the bottom of the frame on Jack Reinheimer's run-scoring double, and inched within a run an inning later on a sacrifice fly by Christian Walker. The Aces put the tying and go-ahead runs in scoring position against Copeland with one out in the sixth, but Chris O'Grady came out of the bullpen to work out of the jam and preserve the lead.

Walker drove in his second run of the game on a seventh-inning double but O'Grady again stranded the tying run in scoring position, and Javy Guerra retired the side in order in the ninth to record his first save.

Copeland (3-3) scattered eight hits in 5 1/3 innings, struck out five and walked three to pick up the victory as the Baby Cakes improved to 7-2 in series openers.

Banda (3-2) surrendered four runs and seven hits in six innings and suffered the loss for the Aces, who have dropped consecutive games after winning six of their previous seven.

The four-game set continues on Friday at 8:35 p.m. Central.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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