Henry Ramos went 4-for-5 with a grand slam to lead the Oklahoma City Dodgers to a 10-3 win over the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Friday night in the opener of a four-game series.
The Dodgers have won five in a row and have began their home schedule with four consecutive victories for the first time since 2006. The Baby Cakes have lost five straight on the heels of a four-game winning streak.
Rocky Gale, Donovan Solano and Andrew Toles each collected three hits apiece as Oklahoma City scored at least 10 runs for the second time in three games.
Isaac Galloway's first home run of the year, a solo shot in the first inning, gave the 'Cakes a quick 1-0 lead.
Toles answered in the bottom of the frame with his first homer of the campaign to knot the score.
Ramos gave Oklahoma City its first lead with an RBI single in the third, and the Dodgers broke the game open in the fifth when Solano lined a bases-loaded single and 'Cakes center fielder Magneuris Sierra misplayed the ball, allowing all three runners to score on the play. Gale followed with a RBI double to extend the Dodgers to a 6-1 advantage.
The Dodgers outhit the Baby Cakes, 17-8, Friday racking up 17 or more hits for the second time in three nights.
Brock Stewart (1-0) picked up the win, allowing three runs and five hits over 5 2/3 innings with one walk and eight strikeouts.
Ben Meyer (1-1) was knocked for 10 hits and five runs - four earned - in 4 2/3 innings to suffer the loss.
The series continues on Saturday at 7:05 p.m.
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