The Buffalo Bisons rallied for three runs in the ninth inning and won it in the 11th, 5-4, over Durham before a Friday night crowd of 8,894 at Durham Athletic Park.
The teams combined for 19 hits, but none was bigger than Joe Inglett's clutch single through the right side that scored Brad Snyder with the winning run.
Bison reliever Bubbie Buzachero pitched a 1-2-3 11th inning to pick up his first save.
The Bisons scored three runs in the ninth inning to take a 4-3 lead. With Hector Luna batting, Snyder scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch by Chad Orvella. The big hit in the inning was a two-run triple to right by Snyder, which plated Luis Rivas and Trent Durrington.
But Buffalo couldn't hold the lead. Durham forced extra innings when Jason Pridie tripled to lead off the ninth and scored on a sacrifice fly.
The game was not the milestone Bison starter Aaron Laffey had hoped for. The lefthander saw his streak of seven straight wins end when he did not figure in the decision. No pure starter has ever posted more than eight straight wins for Buffalo.
The four-game series continues tonight (7 p.m., Radio 1230, 1330 AM). Buffalo starter Adam Miller (4-2, 3.51) will oppose Jeff Niemann (9-5, 3.75).