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Bisons shut out Clips

Jason Stanford made some Buffalo Bisons history here Friday night.

The 30-year-old left-hander became the first player in the modern era of the franchise to appear in seven consecutive seasons for the Herd. This was no token appearance.

Stanford pitched six innings of three-hit ball as the Bisons won a crisp 2-0 decision over the Columbus Clippers on a 51-degree night in Cooper Stadium.

It was the fourth victory in five starts for the Bisons, who began an eight-game road trip.

Luis Rivas hit a solo home run with one out in the first to get Buffalo in front. In the second, Jason Cooper led off with a double and scored when Brad Snyder doubled to right.

Stanford retired three straight batters after a leadoff double by Michael Restovich in the second and pitched out of a bases-loaded, two-out jam in the third. He walked two and struck out six.

Adam Miller (1-0) is the scheduled starter tonight for the Herd against right-hander Feliz Diaz (0-0) of the Clippers (7:05 p.m, Radio 1230 AM).

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