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Harvey sharp in Bisons' shutout

The Buffalo Bisons scored runs in each of the first three innings, while pitcher Matt Harvey was strong during his six-inning outing as the Herd shut out the Gwinnett Braves, 3-0, on Tuesday at at Coolray Field.

The right-handed Harvey, making his season-high seventh start for the Herd, allowed just five hits while striking out five and walking three.

In his last four outings, Harvey is 3-0 and over that span has allowed just 16 hits and struck out 23 over 23 innings of work.

Gwinnett failed to push a runner to third base until the seventh inning after Harvey's outing was complete. With his third win in four starts, Harvey has now posted a 1.96 ERA since April 20.

The Bisons' offense gave Harvey some early run support as Zach Lutz singled home Fred Lewis with one out in the first. Omar Quintanilla hit his fifth home run of the season in the second and the Herd scored a third run in the next inning on an by Braves second baseman Drew Sutton.

Also on Tuesday, the parent Mets selected the contract of catcher Rob Johnson from the Herd and promoted infielder Oswaldo Navarro to the the Bisons from Double-A Binghamton.