ROUND ROCK, Texas — The Round Rock Express scored 10 unanswered runs en route to beating the New Orleans Baby Cakes 10-1 in the first game of a four-game set.
The Cakes scored a first-inning run as catcher Tomas Telis doubled and Moises Sierra followed up with a two-out single to give New Orleans a 1-0 advantage.
Round Rock answered with a three in the second, four in the third and three in the fifth to jump ahead 10-1. The Express got home runs from Jason Martinson, Ryan Rua and Ronald Guzman.
Express starter James Dykstra pitched five innings and earned his first Triple-A victory. Scott Copeland allowed 10 runs on 11 hits in the loss.
Sierra and Telis led New Orleans with a pair of hits.
The Cakes (39-57) and Round Rock meet in second game of the series at 7 p.m. Tuesday.