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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. …

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The season-long nine-game road trip isn’t going as desired for the Buffalo Bisons. The Herd rallied to take a ninth-inning lead, but the Columbus Clippers scored twice in the bottom of the inning to take a 6-5 win as the teams opened a three-game series at Huntington Park. Buffalo is now 1-3 on the road trip. The Bisons trailed, 4-0, heading into the eighth when Rowd…

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The Buffalo Bisons’ bats came alive Thursday night, as they scored nine runs or more for the fifth time this season en route to a 9-5 victory over the Toledo Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field. With the win, the Bisons avoided a sweep by the Mud Hens and snapped a three-game losing streak. Seven different players scored for the Bisons and designated hitter Danny Jansen led t…

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Unfortunately for the Buffalo Bisons, Jordan Zimmermann was a lot sharper Wednesday night in his second rehab start for the Toledo Mud Hens. Zimmermann gave up seven runs, seven hits and two walks in just one inning on Sunday at Norfolk. Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers right-hander struck out five of 17 batters he faced and was hurt only by a solo homer by Rowdy Tellez in t…

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The Toronto Blue Jays picked a good time to send Buffalo manager Bobby Meacham on his mandatory four-day vacation. Instead, fill-in manager Corey Hart, the Herd’s hitting coach, had to see a six-run Bisons lead vanish in an 8-7 loss to the Toledo Mud Hens in 10 innings Tuesday night before 4,322 at Fifth Third Field. The Mud Hens, who are first in the International L…

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It's no surprise that Charles Mack was taking batting practice at the Hot Corner Baseball Academy in Getzville when the Minnesota Twins called on Tuesday with the news that he had been selected in the sixth round of the Major League Baseball Draft. "Hardest-working kid I ever coached," said Jerry Gasz, Mack’s coach a Williamsville East High. "No matter where I put him, …

Vladdy Watch The watch of top Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. turned into an injury watch on Saturday when he left the game with the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats with a leg injury he suffered while running out an infield single. Reports say he was checked out by the trainer before walking off slowly on his own power. He did not play on Sunday and Sportsnet’…

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To say Anthony Alford excelled as a two-sport high school athlete may be underselling his accomplishments. He was Mr. Football and Mr. Baseball in Mississippi his senior year of high school. He was drafted out of high school by the Toronto Blue Jays in the third round of the 2012 draft. He had scholarship offers from football powerhouses Alabama, Clemson, LSU and …

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The Buffalo Bisons are looking to build on a strong showing in May as they head out on a nine-game road trip starting on Tuesday in Toledo. The Herd went from worst to first in the International League North Division last month. Their 18-12 record was the best May showing since 2005. The International League was off on Monday and the Herd slipped out of first place a…

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ALBANY – Major League Baseball executives, including Hall of Fame former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, worked the halls of the Capitol Monday pressing for passage of a sports gambling bill. Torre, who did not say he was specifically for legalization of sports wagering, was surrounded by a team of lobbyists who are feverishly pressing lawmakers to pass a gambling b…

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Short and sweet. The Buffalo Bisons’ stay at the top of the North Division standings in the International League lasted less than 24 hours Sunday. The Herd had taken over first place by percentage points late Saturday night when losses by Lehigh Valley and Rochester became final, but Sunday’s tough 4-3 loss to the Charlotte Knights at Coca-Cola Field dropped the Buffalo a…

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The Buffalo Bisons gave Ryan Borucki plenty of run support, and he gave them another quality start Saturday in a 9-2 victory over the Charlotte Knights before 16,593 on Star Wars Night at Coca-Cola Field. In four of his 10 starts for the Herd this season, Borucki left the game with his team getting shut out. Not so Saturday. The Bisons struck for three runs in the first …

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A six-run fifth by Charlotte led to the undoing of the Buffalo Bisons as the Knights rallied from an early deficit to claim a 10-4 win at Coca-Cola Field on Friday night. A leadoff walk to Michael Saunders helped open the door for the big inning by Charlotte. Alex Presley delivered the big hit, a two-out three-run homer to pace the Knights’ 13-hit attack. Noteworthy:…

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The Buffalo Bisons sent the children home happy Thursday as they rallied to defeat the Columbus Clippers, 4-3, in 10 innings in an International League baseball game at Coca-Cola Field during the team's annual Kids Day contest. Tim Lopes' sacrifice fly to right drove in Gift Ngoepe from third with the winning run as the Bisons took two of three from the Clippers to open…