Baby Cakes go into break on winning note

Telis drives in three as 'Cakes win final game in Colorado Springs

July 8, 2018 6:48 PM

Tomas Telis knocked in three runs to lift the New Orleans Baby Cakes to a 7-4 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in the final game before the All-Star break.

New Orleans claimed the final game of the series and the final game it will play at Security Service Field, finishing with a 41-54 record all-time in Colorado Springs.

Jett Bandy's two-run double in the first inning gave the Sky Sox a quick 2-0 lead, but the Baby Cakes responded to score the next five runs.

Telis evened the score with a two-run double of his own in the third, and Braxton Lee delivered a go-ahead RBI single an inning later to cash in Jon Rodriguez's leadoff double. An error brought in the second tally of the frame, and Peter Mooney added a run-scoring grounder in the fifth.

Bandy continued his strong series with another RBI double in the sixth, and came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Andres Blanco to move Colorado Springs within a run.

Magneuris Sierra's third single of the afternoon leading off the ninth started a rally to provide a couple of insurance runs, as Sierra scored on an Austin Dean single and Telis tacked on a sacrifice fly.

Tyler Kinley recorded the final two outs in the bottom of the ninth for his fifth save after Scott Squier turned in 2 1/3 innings of hitless relief. Jarlin Garcia (1-2) scattered seven hits across six innings to earn his first Triple-A victory.

Bubba Derby (4-4) was handed the defeat, allowing four runs and eight hits in 3 2/3 innings.

The 'Cakes go into the All-Star break with a 42-47 record and 13½ games behind first-place Memphis.

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

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