The Buffalo Bisons' offensive struggles continued Sunday, as the Bisons fell 2-1 to the Gwinnett Braves.
Sean Kazmar Jr. batted in both of the Braves' runs, hitting a double with runners at second and third in the fourth inning.
Darrell Ceciliani's home run in the eighth inning wasn't enough to kick start the Herd.
The Bisons are 6-15 in July, riding a five-game losing streak, and are further out of first place in the North Division than they've been all season. They've mustered only three total runs in the past three games.
Rehab Report: Jose Bautista went 0 for 4, hitting into two 5-4-3 double plays. Ryan Goins went 2 for 3 with two singles and a walk in his eighth rehab game.
Back from overseas: Starting pitcher Scott Copeland returned to the Toronto Blue Jays organization today after a stint with the LG Twins of the KBO League in Korea. He was released by the Twins July 8 after going 2-3 with a 5.54 ERA in 13 games.
The Bisons' 2015 Most Valuable Player looked rusty, as expected for a player who hasn't pitched in two weeks. He was responsible for two runs in the fourth after getting pulled with runners on second and third. Copeland gave up five hits and failed to record a strikeout.
Struggle with the Braves: The Bisons have lost 13 straight games to the Braves at home.
Streak continues: Domonic Brown extended his hit streak to 10 games with a single in the ninth.
Roster Moves: The Blue Jays designated relief pitcher Drew Storen for assignment, calling up Ryan Tepera from the Bisons to take his place. Storen has struggled in his first season in Toronto, posting a 6.21 ERA in 33.1 innings pitched. He gave up three runs on three hits in one inning against Seattle Saturday.
Tepera has a 2.97 ERA and 14 saves in 36.2 innings with the Bisons this season. He's appeared in five games with the Blue Jays in 2016. He has a 5.79 ERA in 4.2 innings with the big club.
The Bisons also activated lefty Aaron Loup, who was optioned to the team by Toronto Friday.
Counting the House: 9,214 people came out to Coca-Cola Field to see Bautista's last game of his rehab stint.
Up Next: The Bisons head to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for a three-game series against the division-leading RailRiders. Righty Chris Leroux (7-7, 4.18 ERA) will go for the Bisons on Monday against righty Luis Severino (7-1, 3.25 ERA).