The 22-inning scoreless streak is history but winning remains elusive for the Buffalo Bisons.
Despite receiving a pair of home runs from Dalton Pompey, the Herd dropped a 6-5 decision in 10 innings to the host Pawtucket Red Sox before 2,924 at McCoy Stadium.
The PawSox scored twice in its half of the 10 to walk off with win and hand the Bisons their sixth loss in seven games, including their fourth in a row. Playing under the rule in which a runner starts at second base in extra innings, Dan Butler clubbed a lead off double for the Sox to tie the game at 5. Mike Miller pinch ran for Butler and scored the winning run on Tzu-Wei Lin's single to center.
Unlike their series at Lehigh Valley, the Herd's bats awakened in this one.
The Bisons had leads of 4-3 and 5-4 late but failed to protect both. They took their final lead in the top of the 10th Devon Travis' RBI single with one out. That out came on a sacrifice bunt by Pompey, who moved Ian Parmley to third. In the eighth inning, Pompey had tied the game at 3-3 with his second homer of the game. Buffalo took the lead later that inning on Danny Jansen's RBI single.
Points of interest: Pompey became the first Buffalo Bisons to hit a home run right-handed and left-handed in the same game in nearly 10 years. The last Herd player to homer from both sides of the plate in the same game was Trevor Crowe on July 31, 2008. Pompey hit his first homer of the game in the third inning batting right-handed to bullpen in left field to lead off the frame. He swatted it out of the park in the same area batting lefty to lead off the eighth.
Noteworthy: Jansen finished 3 for 4 with two doubles for the Bisons. … Josh McGraaf yielded three runs in 3.2 innings in his first career start in Triple-A. He was called up from Class A Dunedin. … Luis Santos tossed 3.1 innings of scoreless relief.
Up next: The series continues at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in Pawtucket. Righty Chris Rowley (3-1, 1.93) is scheduled to make the start for Buffalo against the Sox's William Cuevas (1-2, 3.69).