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Bisons beat Toledo in 10 innings

TOLEDO -- Dustin Martin doubled to lead off the 10th inning and scored on a throwing error to give the Buffalo Bisons a 2-1 victory over Toledo on Monday night and a split of their four-game series with the Mud Hens before 4,239 at Fifth Third Field.

The Bisons will continue their road trip in Columbus, where they will open a four-game series against the Clippers tonight (7 p.m., Radio 1520 AM).

The Herd got another promising pitching performance from right-hander Jenrry Mejia, who pitched five-plus innings of scoreless ball in his second start for Buffalo after coming back from Tommy John surgery.

Mejia allowed just two hits and a walk while striking out three before reaching his pitch count in the sixth. He threw 72 pitches, 43 for strikes.

Pedro Beato (2-0), who is on a rehabilitation assignment from the parent Mets, pitched 3 1/3 innings of shutout relief to close it out.

Beato faced the minimum of 10 batters during his stint and needed only 29 pitches, throwing 21 for strikes. He had one strikeout.

Mejia left with a 1-0 lead in the sixth, but reliever Justin Hampson gave up a leadoff homer to Brad Eldred, the first batter he faced, tying the game at 1. It stayed that way until Martin lined a double to right. He came around to score on a throwing error by Toledo reliever Darin Downs on Corey Wimberley's sacrifice attempt.

Matt Tuiasosopo, who hit a grand slam in Sunday night's 5-3 Buffalo victory, drove home the Bisons' first run with a single after Fred Lewis led off with a walk and stole second.

Shortstop Ruben Tejada joined the Herd on a rehab assignment from New York. He started the game at shortstop and batted second, going 0 for 2 before he was replaced by Osvaldo Navarro.

Right-hander Dylan Owen (3-2, 2.94) is the scheduled starter for the Bisons in Columbus tonight with lefty T.J. McFarland (0-0, 9.00) due to start for the Clippers.