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Bisons return home after another loss

SYRACUSE -- The Buffalo Bisons headed home after finishing up a long road trip with their fourth straight loss.

The Syracuse Chiefs needed 11 innings to hand Buffalo a 3-2 defeat before 5,044 in Alliance Bank Stadium.

Buffalo had won its first three games in a four-city, nine-game road trip. But the Herd couldn't continue that momentum and finished with a 4-5 record for the journey.

The Bisons open up a 10-game homestand tonight in Coca-Cola Field when they host the Chiefs (7:05 p.m., TWC 13, Radio 1520 AM).

In Tuesday's game, Steve Lombardozzi led off the 11th for the Chiefs with a single off losing pitcher Michael O'Connor (4-4). Lombardozzi stole second on a very close play. Chris Marrero then walked. Jesus Valdez followed with a ground out to O'Connor that moved the runners up a base.

After Seth Byrum was intentionally walked, Jhonatan Solano hit a walk-off single to send the Chiefs home winners.

Syracuse's Josh Wilkie picked up the win to improve his record to 3-4.

Buffalo's Josh Satin didn't waste any time in extending his hitting streak Tuesday. He singled in the top of the first inning. That means he has hit safely in the last 15 games.

Satin, who finished the game 1 for 5, has gone 23 for 60 during the streak for a batting average of .383.

Satin scored the game's first run later in the first inning. Zach Lutz followed with a single, and Fernando Martinez had a two-out base hit to plate Satin.

Raul Chavez hit a one-out single in the top of the second, and Mark Cohoon then sacrificed. Jesus Feliciano came up with a single to center to make it 2-0 Buffalo.

The Chiefs came back in the bottom of that inning. Jeff Frazier opened the Syracuse second with a homer to center. Syracuse tied the game in the third on back-to-back doubles by Matt Antonelli and Marrero.

Tonight's game marks the second annual Great Gift Shop Giveaway. Every fan entering the stadium will receive a voucher for a piece of merchandise.

Dylan Owen is the scheduled starter for the Herd. Owen enters the game with a 5-5 record and a 4.72 earned-run average. The right-hander is 3-1 in his last four decisions.

The Bisons haven't been home since July 29.