MEMPHIS — Peter Mooney and Chad Hinshaw drilled home runs and the New Orleans Baby Cakes delivered a come-from-behind victory over the Memphis Redbirds 6-5 on Sunday.
Memphis scored three times in the second inning to take an early lead. Starting pitcher Dakota Hudson drilled a two-run double to start the scoring.
New Orleans scored four in the fifth inning, capped by a three-run home run from Hinshaw. Mooney blasted a two-run shot in the seventh and the Baby Cakes led 6-3.
Kelvin Marte pitched a perfect ninth for the save and New Orleans evened the series at one game each.
New Orleans (51-74) has dropped 10 of 15 meetings this season to the division champion Memphis Redbirds (83-45).
GAME NOTES: The Baby Cakes bullpen has allowed just three runs in the last 14 innings of work. New Orleans improved to 12-18 in games decided by one run.
UPCOMING: The Baby Cakes continue the four-game series at Memphis at 11:52 a.m. Monday. New Orleans will start RHP Keyvius Sampson against RHP Jack Flaherty. BROADCAST: Radio- Sports 1280 AM, and the iHeart Radio App.
NEXT HOME GAME: The ‘Cakes return home to face Colorado Springs at 7 p.m. Thursday.