MEMPHIS — Patrick Wisdom drilled a solo home run in the second inning, and the Redbirds added three runs in the third inning and went on to defeat New Orleans 4-0 Saturday night.
John Gant worked six innings, allowed six hits and earned his sixth win of the season. Memphis used two relievers to finish off the shutout. Memphis pitched their fourth shutout of the season, and New Orleans was shutout for the 10th time this season.
The Baby Cakes were led by Steve Lombardozzi and Eury Perez with two hits apiece, but the offense stranded nine and grounded into two inning-ending double plays.
New Orleans (50-74) has dropped 10 of 14 meetings this season to the division champion Memphis Redbirds (83-44).
The Baby Cakes continue the four-game series at 2:05 p.m. Sunday. New Orleans will start right-hander William Cuevas against right-hander Dakota Hudson (0-0, 4.56).