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Late rally dooms Herd

PAWTUCKET, RI -- A soft hit down the right field line with runners on the corners in the bottom of the ninth was just enough as the Pawtucket Red Sox pulled out a 6-5 walk-off win over the Bisons at McCoy Stadium on Friday night.

The Bisons surrendered an early lead, then fought back to tie with a two-run sixth before taking the lead in the eighth, 5-4.

Fernando Martinez pushed the go-ahead run across with an RBI double, his second RBI and third hit -- and third double -- of the game.

Dale Thayer (3-3), who has been consistent in relief for the Bisons, was called on to make a four-out save. But he allowed a leadoff single by Che-Hsuan Lin and a single by Jed Lowrie in the bottom of the ninth. Lowrie was replaced by Tony Thomas on the basepaths.

Thomas took off running on contact, as Brett Carroll's soft liner into right field was enough to score two and give the PawSox the win.

Valentino Pascucci hit his 17th homer of the season in the first inning, a two-run, two-out shot that scored Josh Satin. Satin (2 for 3, walk, 3 runs) had extended his team-leading hit streak to 12 games with a line drive to right field.

Lars Anderson responded with a two-run homer of his own in the bottom of the first to tie the game.

After falling behind by two on runs in the second and third, the Herd fought back to tie in the sixth.

The Bisons play Pawtucket tonight at 6:05. Lefty Pat Misch (6-6, 4.50) will take the mound for the Herd against Tony Pena Jr. (7-5, 3.83).