Adam Miller won over the elements as well as the Columbus Clippers on Sunday afternoon. Pitching on a blustery day, the Buffalo Bisons right-hander threw a complete-game six-hitter in a 2-1 seven-inning win at Cooper Stadium.
The Bisons won the second game, 4-2, behind Rafael Perez and two relievers.
Buffalo will take a four-game winning streak into tonight's series finale (7:05 p.m. 1230 AM). Brian Slocum will start for the Herd.
Miller (2-0) issued no walks and struck out six. He retired 16 of the final 18 batters he faced, holding the Clippers long enough for his offense to scratch out a win.
Tied, 1-1, Ryan Mulhern led off the seventh with a single. Pinch-runner Trent Durrington stole second and moved to third when Columbus catcher Brandon Harper threw wild on the play. Pinch-hitter Mike Rose pulled a ball to the right side to score Durrington with the winning run.
In game two, Perez (1-0) continued to keep Columbus hitters in check. The southpaw allowed just four hits and a pair of runs to earn his first win of the season.
In the top half of the fifth, Shin-Soo Choo gave the Herd the lead for good. After Buffalo tied the game, 1-1, with three walks and a hit batsmen, Choo singled home a pair with an opposite-field hit off former Bison Billy Traber.
Reliever Brian Sikorski struck out the side in the sixth after allowing a lead-off walk. Edward Mujica fanned two of the three batters he faced in the seventh for his fourth save of the season.