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Satin extends hit streak but Chiefs rout Bisons

SYRACUSE -- Josh Satin of the Buffalo Bisons doubled in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to 14 games, but little else went right for the Herd in an 8-2 loss to the Syracuse Chiefs as the teams opened a two-game series here Monday night.

Satin has batted .400 (22-55) during his streak, which is now the longest going in the International league because Leslie Anderson of Durham (0 for 4) saw his end at 18 games Monday night against Rochester.

The Chiefs, who are 8-3 against Buffalo this season, hit three home runs while their pitching shut out the Herd over the last seven innings.

Satin's double drove in Luis Figueroa to give the Bisons the early lead, but it didn't last long. The Chiefs got that one right back, before Buffalo went in front again in the second when Fernando Martinez led off with a double and eventually scored as pitcher Chris Schwinden was grounding into a double play.

Syracuse tied it in the third and went ahead in the fourth on a two-run homer by Steve Lombardozzi.

Michael O'Connor relieved Schwinden to start the fifth. It was the shortest stint of the season for Schwinden, who leads the Bisons in wins (7), innings pitched (119.1) and starts (21). The right-hander threw 98 pitches, 64 for strikes, allowing six hits and two earned runs.

O'Connor gave up a home run to the first batter he faced, Chris Marrero, in the fifth and the Chiefs had three more hits in the inning as they expanded their lead to 6-2.

Matt Antonelli hit a two-run shot for the Chiefs in the eighth to push the Syracuse lead to 8-2.

The New York Mets recalled infielder Ruben Tejada and outfielder Mike Baxter from the Bisons. The Herd, in turn, activated outfielders Bubba Bell (bruised shin) and Jason Botts (ankle) from the disabled list.

Mark Cohoon (3-7, 6.71) will start tonight (7 p.m., Radio 1520 AM) for the Herd against right-hander Yunesky Maya (1-8, 5.44).

Buffalo opens a 10-game home stand Wednesday night against the Chiefs.