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EXTRA EFFORT NOT ENOUGH FOR BISONS

The longest losing streak in four years continues for the Buffalo Bisons.

A two-run double by designated hitter Felipe Crespo in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the red-hot Louisville Bats a 6-5 victory before 7,879 in Louisville Slugger Field.

The win was the 11th in a row for the Bats (31-21). The Bisons (28-21) have dropped eight consecutive games.

"They didn't treat us the best here in Louisville," said Bisons manager Marty Brown. "You know, they've got a veteran club and they showed they're never out of a game."

Victor Martinez's leadoff homer in the 10th put the Bisons in front. But Herd closer Chad Paronto (0-2) never recorded an out in the Bats' half of the 10th, giving up singles to Emil Brown and Ruben Mateo, who went 5 for 5, followed by Crespo's game-winning hit.

"We had a meeting (Wednesday)," Brown said. "But it does no good for me to rant and rave and preach about how we're losing. My guys are playing hard."

With scheduled starter Brian Tallet being called up to the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, the Bisons used four relievers, beginning with Aaron Myette.

The Bisons built a 4-1 lead through their half of the third inning on a two-run single by Dusty Wathan, a run-scoring single by Jhonny Peralta and an RBI double by Luis Garcia.

The Bats rallied behind Mateo's RBI double and a solo homer and run-scoring double by Corky Miller, who is 9 for 14 against the Bisons this year.

Right-hander Jamie Brown (4-2, 2.09 ERA) is on the mound tonight (Radio 1520 AM) at 7 for the Bisons, who open a four-game series in Columbus.

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