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Bisons lose in extra innings

A late-rally by the Bisons sent the game to extra innings but Buffalo dropped a 4-3 decision in 11 innings to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Tuesday night.

The IronPigs built a 3-0 lead, scoring single runs in the third, fifth and sixth innings.

Buffalo rallied. In the eighth inning, Vinny Rottino had a two-run homer to cut the lead to 3-2.

Then in the ninth with two outs, Omar Quintanilla singled to short allowing Dustin Martin to score and tie the game.

It went to the 11th. With one out and two runners on base, Scott Podsednik singled in the winning run.

Earlier in the day, infielder Zach Lutz was recalled by the New York Mets after outfielder Jason Bay went on the disabled list. Lutz played 19 games with the Bisons this season batting .333 (21 of 63) with five doubles, three home runs and 10 runs batted in. It is the first major league stint for Lutz who was a fifth-round draft pick of the Mets in 2007.

To fill that spot, the Mets signed outfielder Dustin Martin to a minor league contract, and he was assigned to the Bisons roster.

The 28-year-old Martin went to 2012 major league spring training with the Minnesota Twins but was released on March 27. Last season in 136 games in Rochester, he hit .265 with 26 doubles, five triples, 15 home runs and 69 RBI.

The series at Lehigh Valley concludes today (10:35 a.m.) with righty Matt Harvey (1-1, 6.63 ERA) scheduled to start for Buffalo against righty Scott Elarton (1-0, 0.56 ERA). The Herd has a scheduled off day Thursday before returning to host Rochester at Coca-Cola Field on Friday.