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Nashville Sounds fall late to New Orleans Baby Cakes, 8-5


Nashville SoundsMetairie, LA – The Nashville Sounds watched their lead vanish in the bottom of the eighth inning when the New Orleans Baby Cakes scored five runs to win  8-5 Sunday afternoon at the Shrine on Airline. The five-game set now is even at two wins apiece.

The Sounds trailed 3-1 after five innings but rallied over the next three frames to take a 5-3 lead. In the sixth, Eli White doubled and scored on a wild pitch, and Tyler Pill nailed a game-tying RBI double off the wall in right to make it 3-3. Then Nolan Fontana blasted a home run leading off the seventh and drew a bases-loaded walk against Brian Moran in the eighth for a 5-3 advantage.

Nashville Sounds allows 5 runs in 8th inning to fall in Game 4 to New Orleans Baby Cakes, Sunday. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds allows 5 runs in 8th inning to fall in Game 4 to New Orleans Baby Cakes, Sunday. (Nashville Sounds)

New Orleans turned the game upside down with a five-run eighth against Jake Petricka, who had combined with starter Tim Dillard for a perfect seventh.

The Cakes knocked out six hits in the eighth and led 8-5 by the end of the frame. Dillard left in line for a win but got a no-decision with his third quality start of the year.

He gave up three runs – all in the third – over 6 1/3 innings and walked none. Moran got the win, and Tyler Kinley saved it for New Orleans.

Post-Game Notes

Carlos Tocci drove in a run with a sac fly but went 0-for-4, snapping his hitting streak at eight and his on-base streak at 20 games.

The Sounds have hit seven home runs through the first four games of the series, with Nolan Fontana homering in consecutive games

Matt Davidson went 0-for-5 to snap his hitting streak at six games

Tim Dillard is now tied with Seth Maness for the team lead in quality starts (3)

Next Up For Nashville Sounds

The five-game series concludes Monday night at 7:00pm CT. Phillips Valdez (1-6, 5.88) will pitch for the Sounds (30-45), and Hector Noesi (7-3, 2.87) is scheduled for New Orleans (42-34).

The 2019 season is the 42nd in Nashville Sounds franchise history and first as the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Single-game tickets are available now by calling 615.690.4487 or by visiting




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