The Buffalo Bisons may be playing out the string, but the Herd isn't running for the bus.
After being swept in a twin bill Friday by Lehigh Valley, the Bisons earned a small measure of revenge Saturday night by beating the IronPigs, 6-4, before 10,000 at Coca-Cola Park.
Buffalo improved to 56-85 with the triumph and now trails Columbus by a half-game in the quest to not finish dead last in the International League. The Clippers dropped a 4-3 decision to Toledo on Saturday.
In another race that matters to the Bisons, Jesus Feliciano now leads the IL in hits. Feliciano went 3 for 4 to increase his total to 151 with two games remaining in the season. Barbaro Canizares of Gwinnett moved into second place with 149 after a 2-for-5 night in the Braves' 10-1 loss to Charlotte. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's Austin Jackson temporarily dropped into third overall with 148 hits as he wasn't in the Yankees' starting lineup Saturday night at Rochester.
Feliciano gave the Bisons a 1-0 lead, scoring on Jason DuBois' single in the first. Andy Green's RBI single in the second made it, 2-0. Lehigh Valley tied it with a pair of runs in the third, but the Herd took the lead for good by scoring single runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Mike Lamb's solo homer broke the 2-2 tie, while Feliciano's RBI single drove in Green in the sixth after Luis Rivera was thrown out at home trying to score on Green's double to left. Lamb (2 for 5) and Chip Ambres each drove in runs in the eighth.
Tobi Stoner (7-7) struck out six in six innings to earn the win. Lefty Jon Switzer got the save.
The series continues today with righty Kyle Snyder (3-8) getting the call for the Bisons. (5:35 p.m., Radio 1520 AM).