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Pitcher Misch struggles in Bisons' loss to Red Wings

ROCHESTER -- It was a difficult outing for Buffalo Bison starter Pat Misch.

The lefty gave up eight runs, seven earned, as the Bisons lost their second straight game to the Rochester Red Wings, 8-6, at Frontier Field Thursday night.

Misch gave up 13 hits in five innings, nabbing only one strike out as his earned run average jumped to 7.64.

The Herd took a 1-0 lead in the first when Ruben Tejada led off with a triple then scored on a ground out by Fernando Martinez. Rochester tied the game in the bottom of the inning on a two-out RBI double by Matthew Brown, then took a 3-1 lead in the second.

A two-out home run by Tejada to centerfield in the third drew the Herd back within one, 3-2, but a three-run third by Rochester gave them breathing room and momentum.

An RBI double by Jesus Feliciano in the fourth kept cut the Red Wings lead to 6-3, but a two-run home run by Jeff Bailey in the fifth extended the lead to 8-3.

The Herd rallied with three runs in the eighth with a two-run double from Martinez and an RBI double form Ronny Paulino.

Paulino, playing in his last game with the Bisons before being activated by the New York Mets off the disabled list, went 2 for 4 in the game. Tejada went 4 for 5 with three runs scored.

Misch fell to 0-2 in three starts, not the same performance level he gave last season when he won 11 games with the Bisons and earned the club's Most Valuable Pitcher honor.

Andrew Baldwin (2-2) picked up the win for Rochester.

The series concludes today (7:05 p.m.) with righty Jenrry Mejia (1-2, 2.59 ERA) scheduled to start for the Herd against righty Yorman Bazardo (0-1, 5.06 ERA). The Bisons then continue their road trip with a four-game series at Lehigh Valley, beginning on Saturday.

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