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Harvey on the hill as Herd hopes to continue to stem June swoon in series finale vs. Bats

The Bisons have bounced back from their seven-game losing streak to win two straight heading into tonight's series finale against Louisville. And it's a good thing too. With two games left in June, the Herd needs to win at least one to avoid its first 20-loss month since August, 1994.

The Bisons are 9-18 in June and have already assured their worst June performance ever (they went 12-17 in the month in 2011, 2010, 1999 and 1994). But somehow, they're still only six games out of first place in the IL North.

IL all-star Matt Harvey (6-3) goes tonight for Buffalo, looking for his fourth straight strong outing. Harvey is 1-1, 3.00 in his last three with 23 strikeouts and six walks in 18 innings. He leads the team in wins, ERA (3.69) and strikeouts (87 in 85 1/3 innings). With seven Ks tonight, in fact, he could pass Columbus Corey Kluber for the IL lead.

Here's the Bisons' lineup tonight:

Matt den Dekker, cf
Josh Rodriguez, ss
Josh Satin, 1b
Valentino Pascucci, rf
Matt Tuiasosopo, lf
Brad Emaus, 2b
Rob Johnson, c
Oswaldo Navarro, 3b
Matt Harvey, p

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

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