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Big inning ends skid for Herd

FORT MILL, S.C. -- The Buffalo Bisons scored five runs in the eighth inning and then held on to beat Charlotte, 7-6, in an International League game played before 1,749 at Knights Stadium.

The win ended the Bisons three-game losing streak. The Herd led 7-4 after eight, but allowed two runs in the ninth. The Bisons are 4-5 on their season-long 10-game roadtrip that has already had stops in Rochester and Gwinnett.

Starting pitcher Matt Harvey did not figure in the decision after allowing seven hits and four runs over six innings. Elvin Ramirez (2-0) relieved Harvey with two scoreless innings.

Four Bisons -- Matt Tuiasosopo, Josh Satin, Dustin Martin and Lucas May -- had multi-hit games.

In the Bison eighth, Vinny Rottino had an RBI double that scored May. The Herd scored four more runs in the inning highlighted by Satin and Martin's RBI doubles.

In the Knights' ninth, Drew Garcia hit a two-run double that chased Fernando Cabrera. Josh Edgin came on to record the last out and get his first save.

The Bisons and Knights conclude their four-game set tonight (7:15 p.m. radio 1520). The Bisons Jeurys Familia (3-1, 4.41) is the scheduled starter against Matt Zaleski (1-0, 4.63). The Herd returns home Tuesday to start a 16-game homestand.