Copeland, Baby Cakes cruise to game one win

'Cakes take opener of doubleheader for third straight victory

July 8, 2017 8:16 PM ET

Scott Copeland worked six strong innings, and the New Orleans Baby Cakes piled up six runs through the first three innings to claim the first game of a doubleheader over the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6-1.

For the second straight contest, the 'Cakes used a four-run second inning to jump out to a big lead. After Edwin Rios homered in the top of the second to put the Dodgers in front, New Orleans answered be sending eight batters to the plate in the bottom half.

Cal Towey opened with a double and scored one out later on a single by Peter Mooney, who finished with three hits. Mike Aviles doubled to drive in Mooney, and Christian Colon followed with a two-run double.

Towey sparked a two-run inning in the third with a one-out walk, coming around to score on a double by Matt Juengel ahead of Mooney's second RBI single.

That was more than enough offense for Copeland (6-8), who put runners on base in each of his final five innings but did not allow any to advance past first base. Copeland yielded four hits, walked three and struck out six to earn his team-leading sixth win.

Kyle Lobstein pitched a hitless inning to close out the Baby Cakes' third consecutive victory, equaling a season high.

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

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