Dodgers Baked By 'Cakes

New Orleans shuts out Oklahoma City, 3-0, Sunday in final game before the PCL All-Star Break

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By Oklahoma City Dodgers | July 9, 2017 2:08 PM ET

Metairie, La. - The Oklahoma City Dodgers' offense was held quiet Sunday afternoon in a 3-0 shutout loss to the New Orleans Baby Cakes in the series finale between the teams at the Shrine on Airline.

The shutout loss was the fourth of the season for the Dodgers as they dropped three of four games in their series against the Baby Cakes.

The Dodgers tied their season low for hits in a nine-inning game with three Sunday.

Oklahoma City was held to five runs and 15 hits combined over the four-game series, including nine hits total over the final three games (23 innings).

The teams played through two scoreless innings to open Sunday afternoon's game.

The Baby Cakes (35-55) loaded the bases in the second inning, but Dodgers starting pitcher Fabio Castillo got New Orleans starting pitcher Justin Nicolino to ground into a force out to end the inning and keep the game scoreless.

Oklahoma City's Mike Freeman led off the third inning with a double, but was left stranded to keep the game, 0-0.

The Baby Cakes took the lead in the bottom of the third inning. Mike Aviles led off and lined a single into center field and advanced to second base when Steve Lombardozzi drew a walk. Aviles and Lombardozzi both scored when Tomas Telis stepped up to the plate next and lined a double to left field for a 2-0 New Orleans advantage.

The teams played through three more scoreless innings before the Baby Cakes added to their lead in the seventh inning. Telis singled with one out and then scored on a double by Brandon Barnes for a 3-0 New Orleans advantage.

Ike Davis doubled for Oklahoma City (49-40) with one out in the fifth inning, but he would have the final hit of the day for the Dodgers, who were held without a hit over the final four frames.

Castillo (4-4) was charged with the loss for Oklahoma City. He pitched three innings, allowing two runs and three hits, four walks and recording three strikeouts.

New Orleans' Nicolino (3-3) held the Dodgers scoreless over 5.2 innings and to three hits in his third win of the season. He issued one walk and recorded six strikeouts. Baby Cakes pitcher Kelvin Marte pitched the ninth inning and was credited with his first save of the season.

The Dodgers have Monday through Wednesday off for the PCL All-Star Break. Infielder Willie Calhoun, pitcher Wilmer Font, outfielder Alex Verdugo and pitcher Madison Younginer are all scheduled to represent the Dodgers and play in the Triple-A All-Star Game at 8 p.m. CT Wednesday night in Tacoma, Wash.

The Dodgers return to Oklahoma City to open an eight-game homestand with a four-game series against the New Orleans Baby Cakes starting at 7:05 p.m. Thursday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The game takes place on a $2 Thursday featuring $2 soda, water and beer from a line of Budweiser and Pepsi products.

Live coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on AM 1340 "The Game," 1340thegame.com, or through the free iHeartRadio mobile app.

Tickets are available through the box office on S. Mickey Mantle Drive, by calling (405) 218-1000, or by ordering through okcdodgers.com. 

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