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Express rally to defeat Baby Cakes 6-3


A four-run rally by the Express in the fourth inning helped Round Rock defeat the New Orleans Baby Cakes 6-3 Thursday night in New Orleans.

Round Rock’s Jason Martinson sparked the rally with a two-run double in the fourth and went 2 for 4 with two doubles, two RBIs and scored two runs.

Round Rock (32-35) has won two of three against the Baby Cakes (23-42) and can clinch the series with a victory on Friday. The Express are 5-5 on their 11-game road trip.

Nick Noonan gave the Baby Cakes a 3-1 lead when he hit a two-run single off Jimmy Reyes in the bottom of the third. Reyes replaced Express starter Anthony Bass with two outs in the third. Bass threw 2 2/3 innings and was charged with three earned runs on four hits and had five strikeouts. Bass has allowed 12 earned runs over his past 11 1/3 innings.

Round Rock loaded the bases against Kelvin Marte with one out in the fourth and Martinson drove in two runs with line drive to left field.

Preston Black gave the Express the lead with an RBI single and Marte was pulled. He lasted 3 1/3 innings and gave up five earned runs on six hits with six strikeouts. Travis Snider gave the Express a two-run edge when he hit a single to left that plated Martinson.

Round Rock’s Drew Robinson pushed the lead to three with a RBI single in the top of the ninth.

Express closer Preston Claiborne gave up two hits in the ninth but was able to earn his 12th save of the season.



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