METAIRIE, La. (AP) —Chris Shaw drew a bases-loaded walk in the top of the 10th inning to help lead the Sacramento River Cats to a 4-3 win over the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Sunday.
Mike Gerber scored the go-ahead run on the walk after he started the inning on second and advanced to third on a balk. Later in the inning, Sacramento added an insurance run when Austin Slater scored on a sacrifice fly by Abiatal Avelino.
In the bottom of the inning, New Orleans scored on a sacrifice fly by Deven Marrero that brought home Gabriel Guerrero. However, the rally ended when Fernando Abad got Rodrigo Vigil to ground out to end the game.
The River Cats tied the game 2-2 in the ninth when Ryan Howard hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Avelino as part of a two-run inning.
Sam Coonrod (2-4) got the win with a scoreless inning in relief while Mike Kickham (3-2) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game.
BABY CAKES 4, RIVER CATS 3
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Isan Diaz hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning, leading the New Orleans Baby Cakes to a 4-3 win over the Sacramento River Cats on Saturday.
The home run by Diaz, part of a three-run inning, gave the Baby Cakes a 3-1 lead before Yadiel Rivera scored on a fielder’s choice later in the inning.
In the top of the eighth, Sacramento scored on a single by Zach Green that brought home Mike Gerber. In the following at-bat, Francisco Pena hit an RBI single, bringing home Austin Slater to cut the New Orleans lead to 4-3.
Kyle Keller (2-1) got the win in relief while Sacramento starter Ty Blach (2-3) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game.
Pena was a triple short of the cycle, driving home two runs for the River Cats.