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Clippers put 21 on Herd

The Columbus Clippers didn't show much hospitality to the Buffalo Bisons on Tuesday.

The Clippers scored eight runs in the first two innings and tacked on more than enough insurance runs with an eight-run fourth inning as the Bisons suffered an embarrassing 21-3 loss.

It was a complete nightmare for Bisons starter Dylan Owen (3-3). In three innings of work, the right-hander allowed 13 earned runs on 11 hits, five walks and two home runs.

The bullpen couldn't stop the avalanche as Chuck James, Jeff Stevens and Jean Luc Blaquiere combined to give up eight runs, seven hits and two home runs. Only Josh Edgin, who pitched in the sixth inning, didn't allow a hit or a run and fanned two.

The only innings Columbus failed to score in were the fifth and seventh.

Buffalo is now 4-1 against the Clippers this season, after winning the series against Columbus at home from May 28-31. Since their return to the IL in 1998, the Herd is 29-27 in Columbus.

Also, the Mets announced that they have selected the contract of pitcher Chris Young and started him Tuesday night in Washington in his first appearance with the club this season.

Young pitched five innings against the Nationals and allowed three runs on six hits before handing the game over to reliever Miguel Batista.

Young threw six shutout innings in his one start for the Herd (three walks, two strikeouts) in a no-decision on May 31 vs. Columbus. In 2011 with the Mets, the right-hander was 1-0 with a 1.88 ERA in four starts before his season was cut short due to shoulder surgery.