'Cakes drop doubleheader to Dodgers

New Orleans swept in twin bill for first time since 2015

July 17, 2018 11:55 PM

The Oklahoma City Dodgers swept the New Orleans Baby Cakes in a doubleheader Tuesday night, winning 5-4 in 10 innings in the opener and 5-2 in the nightcap.

Kyle Garlick drilled a two-run homer in the first game and the 'Cakes and Dodgers were tied at two at the end of seven innings.

The teams each scored a run in the first two extra frames, sending a scheduled seven-inning contest into the 10th inning. Oklahoma City pushed across a run on a sacrifice bunt by Angelo Mora to retake the lead, and the 'Cakes stranded the potential tying run at third when Cory Copping retired the side in order.

It was the first time this season with the new extra inning rules the 'Cakes played more than one extra inning.

Jeff Kinley (1-1) was handed the loss despite pitching three hitless innings of relief. He also drew a walk as part of the Baby Cakes' ninth-inning rally to tie the game, which culminated in an Austin Nola RBI single.

Brian Schlitter (4-1) was credited with the win after taking his second blown save.

In game two, the Dodgers scored five runs in the first two innings and cruised to a 5-2 victory. Edwin Rios led the way with a pair of doubles and three RBI. Mora added an RBI double, and Kyle Farmer drove in a run with a single.

Zach Neal (2-0) pitched five innings and limited New Orleans to one earned run to pick up the victory. Pedro Baez, on a rehab assignment from Los Angeles, retired all three batters he faced in the sixth and Ariel Hernandez worked the seventh to notch the save.

Odrisamer Despaigne (2-3) was hit for five runs on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings to take the loss.

The 'Cakes played their fourth doubleheader of the season and had split the first three. It was the first time since 2015 the club had been swept in a doubleheader, also in Oklahoma City.

The teams continue the series on Wednesday at 7:05 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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