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Extra work proves fruitless for Herd

FORT MILL, S.C. -- The Buffalo Bisons dropped another extra-inning game, this time to the Charlotte Knights, 3-2, in 10 innings on Friday.

The Knights' Hector Gimenez singled to right off reliever Jack Egbert in the 10th to drive in Bobby Scales with the winning run. Egbert entered the game with two outs in relief of Josh Edgin, who struck out Dan Johsnon, the last man he faced.

The Bisons rallied in the ninth when Josh Satin singled to score Michael Fisher and tie the game at 2. On Thursday at Gwinnett, the Herd came from behind late to force extra innings but fell to the Braves, 5-3, in 10 after a walk-off home run from Stefan Gatrell.

Bisons starter Garrett Olson was impressive but received a no decision after going 6 2/3 innings with 10 strikeouts, allowing four hits and one run. Seeking his first win with the Herd, the left-hander returned pitched on his scheduled day after working on short rest and throwing 3 2/3 innings in the second game of a doubleheader against the Rochester Red Wings on May 5.

Also on Friday, the parent New York Mets optioned Vinny Rottino to the Bisons and also announced the recall of infielder Ronny Cedeno from his rehabilitation assignment and reinstated him from the 15-day DL.

Rottino, 32, went 0-for-4 in three games, including one start, with the Mets. The team selected his contract May 4. The Bisons face the Knights at 7:15 p.m. today (1520-AM) with Chris Schwinden (2-2) going against Dylan Axelrod (2-1).