Calhoun comes through in clutch for Dodgers

Calhoun's RBI double snaps sixth-inning deadlock

July 8, 2017 10:00 PM ET

Willie Calhoun snapped a scoreless deadlock in the sixth inning with a two-out RBI double, and the Oklahoma City Dodgers went on to shut out the New Orleans Baby Cakes, 2-0 to salvage a split of Saturday's doubleheader.

The Baby Cakes were unable to win four games in a row for the first time this season.

Keyvius Sampson made his first start with the 'Cakes and worked 4 2/3 innings of one-hit ball. He struck out six and walked one, exiting with a runner at first in the fifth. Hunter Cervenka came on to record a strikeout to get out of the inning, but the Dodgers strung together a rally in the sixth against Javy Guerra (2-3).

Drew Maggi walked to lead off the frame and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. With two outs, Calhoun ripped a double into the right field corner to put the Dodgers in front.

Oklahoma City tacked on an insurance tally in the seventh when Cal Towey's throwing error during a rundown allowed a run to score.

Metairie native and Newman High School graduate Jeremy Bleich (2-0) tossed three shutout innings in relief of starter Wilmer Font to earn the win. Bleich struck out four and gave up one hit.

The teams combined for only five hits and went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position. Peter Mooney racked up four hits in the two games, and Austin Nola had a single and threw out the only runner attempting to steal.

The Dodgers and Baby Cakes meet in the final game before the All-Star break on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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

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