SALT LAKE CITY – Scott Van Slyke drilled a two-run homer in the ninth inning to catapult the New Orleans Baby Cakes to a 6-5 come-from-behind win over the Salt Lake Bees on Monday.
The win is the second in a row for New Orleans, both wins coming after trailing entering the ninth inning.
Salt Lake scored runs in the first and third inning to jump out to a 3-0 lead. The Baby Cakes chipped away scoring runs in each of the final four innings. Austin Nola drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth inning for the first run. The Baby Cakes second run crossed the plate in the seventh following a two out wild pitch.
New Orleans scored a pair of runs in the eighth inning to take the lead. Salt Lake rallied in the bottom of the inning getting two runs to score and get back on top.
Jake Jewell retired the first two batters in the ninth inning and was a strike away from completing the save, when he walked Isaac Galloway. Van Slyke followed with a two run blast to complete the comeback.
Javy Guerra earned the win, Tyler Kinley pitched the ninth for his fourth save.