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COQUILLETTE HOMER PUSHES BISONS PAST INDIANS

A one-hour and 10-minute rain delay couldn't stop the Buffalo Bisons from storming back against the Indianapolis Indians for a 6-4 victory Tuesday night at Victory Field.

Trace Coquillette hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to give the Herd the last of six unanswered runs.

The Indians took a 4-0 lead with a four-run third inning, but the Bisons battled back in the top of the fourth to tie the game.

Coquillette drew a walk and Mark Budzinski singled to right field, advancing Coquillette to third. Budzinski ran to third on a wild pitch and Anthony Medrano singled to right, bringing home Budzinski and Coquillette. Medrano advanced to second on a throwing error and John McDonald walked. A two-run double by Dave Hollins brought in Medrano and McDonald for the tying runs.

Hollins has 38 RBIs, 26 in the last 25 games.

Rain in the fifth inning put the game on hold, but the action resumed 70 minutes later. Coquillette's shot in the seventh made a winner of Herd pitcher Chris Hammond (6-3).

"We don't have too many bad games in a row," Hammond said. "That's what's fun about playing on this team. We're not the best-hitting team in the league but we know how to score runs. That makes it fun when you can generate runs without getting 10 to 15 hits."

The series continues today (3 p.m., Radio 1520 AM) with Buffalo's Nerio Rodriguez (1-2, 4.22) going against Tim Harikkala (7-4, 4.23).

Earlier, catcher Tim Laker was called up by the parent Cleveland Indians, who put catcher Eddie Taubensee on the 15-day disabled list with a viral infection.

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