LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The Buffalo Bisons won their third consecutive game as pitcher Jeurys Familia tossed six innings of four-hit ball while Herd hitters scored three runs in the seventh inning to defeat the Gwinnett Braves, 4-1, on Wednesday.
The Bisons scored three runs in the seventh inning to take control of the contest and break a tie at 1.
The scoring started with Fred Lewis' single to right that scored Jean Luc Blaquiere with one out. With two down, Zach Lutz singled to left to score Josh Satin and Bobby Scales.
The Braves led, 1-0, in the fourth when Matt Tuiasosopo singled to center to score Val Pascucci and tie the game at 1.
Familia allowed just one run in six innings and scattered four hits while striking out six.
In each of his two previous road outings prior to Wednesday, Familia allowed just one run. In his last road start, Familia struck out eight in five innings of a 6-1 victory on April 22 in Syracuse. Since then, the hard-throwing right-hander has two no-decisions, a 4.50 ERA with six strikeouts and 10 walks.
Also on Wednesday, the Bisons announced that pitcher Jenrry Mejia was transferred off the disabled list to the Single-A St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League. He had spent the first 32 games of the season on the Bisons' DL.
Mejia started for St. Lucie on Wednesday and pitched five innings in the Mets' 4-2 victory over Brevard County. He allowed two runs on four hits, walking two and striking out one.
The 22-year-old Mejia had not pitched since starting five games for the Bisons at the start of the 2011 season. He entered last season as the New York Mets' top prospect by Baseball America.
He was 1-2 with a 2.86 ERA for the Herd, but was shut down after his April 29 start in Rochester after doctors found a complete MCL tear of the right elbow.
On May 16, Mejia underwent Tommy John surgery in Manhattan.