OKLAHOMA CITY — Alex Verdugo drilled a three-run home run in the 10th inning to give the Dodgers an 8-6 win over the Baby Cakes on Sunday. The win is the seventh consecutive for OKC and New Orleans remains winless on the road.
The Dodgers started the game with two singles and walk and Henry Ramos hammered a grand-slam home run to give the Dodgers a 4-0 lead in the first inning.
The Baby Cakes scratched out a couple of runs in the second inning and trailed 5-2 heading into the seventh inning. New Orleans would rally with three runs to tie the game.
The Baby Cakes would head to the 10th tied with the new Minor League Baseball rules in effect. The Cakes put a runner on second base to start the inning and Isaac Galloway immediately drove him home with an RBI double. Peter Mooney drew a walk, but the Cakes offense failed to score another run.
The Dodgers trailing by a run immediately drew a walk and Verdugo hammered a home run to deliver OKC the win.
CC Lee earned the win for OKC and Nick Wittgren suffered the loss for New Orleans. The Cakes were led by Scott Van Slyke and Isaac Galloway each with two hits.
GAME NOTES: New Orleans has dropped its first six road games of the season for the first time in franchise history.
UPCOMING: The Cakes continue the four-game series at Oklahoma City. with RHP Zac Gallen getting the start against Walker Buehler at 7:05 p.m Monday.
NEXT HOME GAME: New Orleans return home to face Colorado Springs at 7 p.m. Tuesday.