MEMPHIS, Tennessee – A sellout crowd of 11,076 was treated to a 4-1 Memphis Redbirds win over the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins) in the series finale Monday night at AutoZone Park.
The Independence Day Celebration crowd was the largest at AutoZone Park since the stadium renovations prior to the 2015 season.
Nick Martini was 3-for-4 with a run scored for the Redbirds (51-32), ending a home run shy of the cycle, and Harrison Bader was 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Aledmys Diaz also drove in a run in the victory.
Four Memphis pitchers combined to surrender just one New Orleans (30-53) run after scheduled starter Luke Weaver was recalled by St. Louis earlier in the day. Miguel Socolovich picked up the win, with Kevin Herget, Trey Nielsen, and Mark Montgomery joining him on the mound. Montgomery earned his second save of the season by pitching scoreless eighth and ninth innings.
With the win, Memphis took three-of-four games against its division rival at the end of an eight-game homestand.
The game was delayed 30 minutes at the outset due to the threat of inclement weather.
The Redbirds embark on a six-game road trip to Round Rock and Nashville before the All-Star Break. The club returns to AutoZone Park July 13-16.