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Herd finale today

MOOSIC, Pa. -- The Buffalo Bisons (61-81) will end their second-worst season since their return to Triple-A baseball with a single game today against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees at PNC Field (Radio 1520, 1:05 p.m.).

After a 64-minute rain delay Sunday, the teams split a doubleheader, with Buffalo taking the opener, 5-1, behind the pitching of spot starter Brian Sweeney and reliever Dale Thayer. The Yankees won the second game, 2-0, as David Phelps limited the Herd to three hits before it was called because of rain after 5 1/2 innings.

Buffalo snapped a four-game losing streak in the opener as Sweeney (5-5) pitched five innings. He threw 45 of 72 pitches for strikes, and the only run he allowed was a homer by Greg Golson in the fifth inning.

By then the Bisons owned a 4-0 lead.

Golson tripled to drive home the first run and scored on a sacrifice fly as the Yankees broke through against Buffalo starter Jack Egbert in the fourth inning of the second game.

Buffalo's worst record in the modern era was 56-87 in 2009.

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