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Twice in the week the Buffalo Bisons made comebacks from imposing deficits only to lose. Saturday night, Rowdy Tellez of the Bisons hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game, only to have the Rochester Red Wings scored four times against the Bisons' bullpen and win, 6-2, before an announced crowd of 8,469 at Coca-Cola Field. Rochester starter Ste…

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Darnell Sweeney had himself a day driving in three runs to help the Buffalo Bisons earn a 4-3 win over the Rochester Red Wings at Coca-Cola Field on Friday night. Sweeney had a two-run double in the second and a solo homer in the fourth as the Herd built a 3-1 lead. Richard Urena had an RBI single in the seventh to extend the lead to 4-1, an insurance run the Bisons …

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Murphy Smith was having trouble locating his fastball in the first inning. And that was enough to put the Buffalo Bisons on the losing end Thursday night. The Rochester Red Wings scored three runs in the opening inning and held on for a 3-1 win over the Herd at Coca-Cola Field. Smith gave up the three runs on an RBI double to Chris Carter and a two-run single to Kenn…

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Drew Cerza stepped to the mound wearing a giant chicken wing hat. It was only fitting for the Wing King to throw out the ceremonial first pitch as the Buffalo Bisons changed to the Buffalo Wings Thursday night at Coca-Cola Field. The four-game series, which runs through Sunday, dives head first into the latest minor league baseball trend of teams changing their names…

The Buffalo Bisons were one out away from taking three games from first-place Lehigh Valley and coming home just a half-game behind the IronPigs in the North Division standings of the International League. Instead, the Bisons suffered what had to be their most painful loss of the season when Mitch Walding singled home the tying and winning runs with two out in the ninth t…

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Third baseman Josh Donaldson is closing in on a return to the Toronto Blue Jays' lineup and the former American League most valuable player's path to the roster could include a stint this weekend in Coca-Cola Field. The Blue Jays are pondering an injury rehab stint for Donaldson with the Buffalo Bisons perhaps as soon as Friday night, Toronto manager John Gibbons told r…

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Right-hander Nick Tepesch, making his first start for the Buffalo Bisons, had little margin for error against Lehigh Valley ace Enyel de los Santos in the first game of their doubleheader Tuesday night. Tepesch allowed only four hits over five innings, but unfortunately two came in the first inning along with the only walk given up by Buffalo pitching. That was more tha…

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Prospect Watch Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the 19-year-old third baseman, will be out four weeks after suffering a patella tendon strain, the Toronto Blue Jays announced. Guerrero was tearing up Double-A with a .407 batting average, making fans wonder if he would skip a trip to Triple-A Buffalo and head straight to the big leagues. That's unlikely to happen now. In the me…

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Michele Lange has a foot in two worlds of the regional food battle. A native of Irondequoit, she has consumed her fair share of that Rochester specialty, the garbage plate. But since moving to Buffalo 12 years ago for college at SUNY Buffalo State and Villa Maria College then to continue her career as a graphic designer, she has plenty of experience with the classic tas…

Team home run leader Jason Leblebijian hit his 10th of the season -- a grand slam -- and Chris Rowley pitched six strong innings Monday night in a big victory for the Buffalo Bisons. The Herd (30-25) scored a resounding 9-4 triumph over the first-place Lehigh Valley IronPigs (35-27) in the opener of their four-game International League North Division series before 7,923 a…

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It’s early to talk call it a showdown, but the Buffalo Bisons will start a three-game road series tonight against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in Allentown, Pa., that could be pivotal to the Herd’s International League playoff chances. The Bisons swept a doubleheader Sunday against the Clippers Sunday before 8,841 at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio, go to four games over …

After a delay of more than an hour, Saturday night’s Buffalo Bisons-Columbus Clippers game at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio, was postponed because of rain. The teams will play a doubleheader today (Radio 1520, 1 p.m.) to wrap up their scheduled three-game series. Columbus won the series opener on Friday, scoring twice in the bottom of the ninth for a 6-5 victory to …

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(Through Friday's games. Most recent rankings in parentheses) 1. New York Yankees.  Current pace is 113 wins -- and a struggle just to win AL East. (1) 2. Boston Red Sox. On pace for 109 wins and a tough wild-card game against an AL West foe.(2) 3. Seattle Mariners. Runaway MLB leader in one-run wins with 20, a streak that can't last. (6) 4. Houston Astros. Alt…

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If you're waiting for the parent Toronto Blue Jays to send mega-prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. from Double-A New Hampshire to Buffalo, you're going to have to continue to sit tight. Baseball's No. 1 prospect was put on the seven-day disabled list by the Blue Jays on Thursday and has been sent to the team's complex in Dunedin, Fla., for evaluation on a left knee injury. …