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Nieuwenhuis, Herd fall short

ROCHESTER -- Two streaks came to an end for Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

The outfielder went 0 for 4 and failed to reach base as the Buffalo Bisons lost, 3-2, to the Rochester Red Wings at Frontier Field on Wednesday.

Nieuwenhuis saw his 16-game hitting streak come to an end and the game marked the first time this season he failed to reach base.

During his hitting streak, which began April 11, he hit. 382 (21 of 55) with eight doubles, three home runs and five RBIs.

The Herd had built a 2-0 lead in the third and fourth innings off an RBI double from Jesus Feliciano and a home run by Lucas Duda.

But the Red Wings tied the game in the fourth, scoring runs on singles by Ben Revere and Rene Rivera.

A two-out home run by Matthew Brown to left field off Buffalo starter Josh Stinson gave Rochester the win.

Stinson (1-2) went five innings, giving up the three runs on eight hits. He had four walks and three strikeouts.

Scott Diamond (1-1) picked up the win for Rochester, giving up two runs on two hits in six innings, adding three strikeouts and a walk. Alex Burnett got the final two Bison batters to strike out in the ninth to earn the save.

Ronny Paulino went 0 for 4 as the designated hitter. The New York Mets announced that Paulino, with the Herd on a major league rehab assignment, will play two more games with the Bisons before being activated Friday. Paulino was placed on the disabled list with a blood disorder.

The Bisons' series at Rochester continues today (7:05 p.m.) with lefty Pat Misch (0-1, 5.68 ERA) scheduled to start against righty Andy Baldwin (1-2, 8.27).

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