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Bisons walking tightrope in IL North (sorry)

OK, so we went for the pun in the headline, given all the hullabaloo going on tonight in Niagara Falls that we'll have wall-to-wall coverage of elsewhere on the site.

(An aside -- I'm with columnist Rod Watson's recent writing on Wallenda: What's the point? Now, back to baseball).

The Bisons and PawSox are playing game two of their four-game set tonight and this is a big series for Buffalo. They're five games back after last night's 5-0 defeat and two of the next three wins would certainly be a big help to keep this club in the race for real. 

It's been a tough June so far. The Bisons are 6-7, batting just .218 and averaging just three runs per game. The team's top two current RBI men, Valentino Pascucci and Matt Tuiasosopo, are just 14 for 89 this month (.157) and it's tough to win when the middle of your order struggles like that.

Dylan Owen is on the mound for Buffalo tonight. He'll have some major-league defense behind him as Justin Turner is at second and Ronny Cedeno at short, both on injury rehab. Here's the Buffalo lineup:

Matt den Dekker, cf
Ronny Cedeno, ss
Justin Turner, 2b
Fred Lewis, lf
Josh Satin, 1b
Valentino Pascucci, dh
Matt Tuiasosopo, 3b
Lucas May, c
Raul Reyes, rf
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Dylan Owen, p

---Mike Harrington
(www.twitter.com/bnharrington) 

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