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Striking early paid off for the Buffalo Bisons on Wednesday night just as it has for the Vegas Golden Knights in the hockey playoffs. The Herd jumped on Columbus Clippers left-hander Mark Whitehouse for five runs on four hits and two walks in the first inning and went on to a 7-3 victory before an announced house of 5,591 at Coca-Cola Field. The Bisons’ outburst included…

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Playing baseball games in the morning takes a little getting used to. The Buffalo Bisons are getting plenty of practice this month. The Bisons stage their annual Kids Day game Thursday at 10:35 a.m. against the Columbus Clippers as part of a continuing bizarre series of early starts. It will be their 12th day game of the month – and the fourth time this season they've p…

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They said it What's the best part of the Bisons' "Buffalo Wings" uniforms? Manager Bobby Meacham: "Bisons I get. But Buffalo Wings? The name. Yeah. The wing helps that 'B' out. The blue cheese right in the middle, the green socks for the celery. All together." Outfielder Roemon Fields: "Those green socks because I like to wear my pants up." Catcher Danny Jansen…

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Another doubleheader, another doubleheader sweep for the Buffalo Bisons. Playing two for the second time in three days, the Herd had twice the fun at Frontier Field in Rochester, taking decision of 11-2 and 3-1 from the Red Wings. Playing ahead proved to be key as the Bisons quickly got the jump on Rochester by taking the lead in the first of both games and never relinq…

The Buffalo Bisons’ modest two-game winning streak is over as they came out on the short end of a pitcher’s duel–like contest in dropping a 2-0 decision to the Rochester Red Wings at Frontier Field. Rochester scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings and that was enough to back the pitching of Dietrich Enns, who struck out five, scattered three hits. Point o…

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(Through Friday's games. Most recent rankings in parentheses) 1. New York Yankees. With Torres leading the way, hit three homers in five straight games for first time in franchise history. (1) 2. Boston Red Sox. Said stunning goodbye to struggling Hanley. (2) 3. Houston Astros. Allowed just 126 runs through first 50 games, fewest in Live Ball era to 1920. (3) 4…

Bisons and Baseball

It was a wonderful day for baseball in Rochester so it's the perfect setting for the Buffalo Bisons and the Red Wings to play two. It left Rochester feeling blue. The Herd swept the twin bill by scores of 9-8 and 2-1 in the International League. After the teams combined for 24 hits in the first seven-inning game, they only mustered five in a pitcher's duel night c…

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The Buffalo Bisons put on their rally caps but their comeback bid against the Syracuse Chiefs fell just a bit short on Thursday, as the Herd closed a seven-game homestand with an 11-8 loss at Coca-Cola Field. Syracuse led 8-0 after 2.5 innings and carried an 11-1 lead into the bottom of the sixth before Bisons hitters started connecting. The Chiefs made Sean Reid-Fol…

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Perfect game for Bednarski Senior Tom Bednarski pitched a perfect game for Lancaster in a 12-0 win over Jamestown in a Class AA baseball quarterfinal game. Bednarski had 11 strike outs, including five of the first six batters he faced, while picking up his third win of the season. “He was in total control of his pitches today,” Lancaster coach Mark Dalfonso said. …

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The six-game winning streak for the Buffalo Bisons came to an end Wednesday night with a 7-2 loss to the Syracuse Chiefs at Coca-Cola Field. Syracuse opened the scoring in the third with an RBI single by Jose Marmolejos. Bengie Gonzalez had a two-run single to make it 3-0 in the sixth. The Chiefs then opened up a 7-0 lead in the eighth when Hunter Jones hit a grand slam…

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Gift Ngoepe drove in three runs and Justin Shafer picked up his second save as the Buffalo Bisons extended their winning streak to six games with a 5-4 win over the Syracuse Chiefs at Coca-Cola Field Tuesday night. Syracuse took a 1-0 lead in the first, but the Herd broke out with the long ball in the second. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. belted his second home run of the season,…

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Vladdy Watch The most anticipated prospect in the Blue Jays organization in some time continues to tear up Double-A ball. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a walk-off two-run homer for New Hampshire on Saturday, going 4 for 4 with three RBIs and three singles. He is batting .421 and has 45 RBIS in 39 games for the Fisher Cats. His stats include eight home runs, 16 doubles, one …

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Let's be clear: There's really nothing about changing, tweaking or mucking around with the rules of baseball that Buffalo Bisons manager Bobby Meacham likes. "Yeah, I don't like the whole thing," Meacham said. "I mean this game has been going along pretty good for a while now." To be fair, baseball has always been adjusting the intricacies of the game – such as adding th…

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The Buffalo Bisons continued their winning ways as Rowdy Tellez embraced the role of game-day hero Monday night as the Herd defeated Syracuse, 8-5, at Coca-Cola Field. Tellez’s homer to left with two out in the bottom of the seventh broke a 5-5 tie. The Herd tacked on two more runs after that as they stretched their winning streak to five in row. Tellez went 2 for 3 …

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When the Buffalo Bisons were in the midst of a four-game losing skid on the road, the coaching staff met with players to reinforce one of the frustrating truisms of baseball: A good plan doesn't always give you a good result. The Bisons stuck with their plan, kept with their individual approaches at the plate, and were able to find their confidence, hitting their way ou…