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Bisons can’t get bats going in loss to Indy

The funk continues for the Buffalo Bisons.

The Herd dropped a 2-1 decision to the Indianapolis Indians at Coca-Cola Field Wednesday afternoon. It was the fifth loss in six games for the Bisons, who fell below .500 for the first time since April 15.

Offensively the Herd failed to generate much in terms of moving runners around despite getting the leadoff hitter on base in seven innings. The Bisons’ pitching staff threw well, but Indianapolis got plenty of opportunities with nine hits while taking four walks.

Small ball: The Bisons tied the game in the third when Munenori Kawasaki led off with a double. He took third on a sacrifice bunt by Jonathan Diaz and then scored on a sacrifice to center field by Dioner Navarro.

Go-ahead run: Daniel Norris was working into the seventh inning for the third time in his five Bisons’ starts. He walked the leadoff batter, Alen Hanson. A sacrifice moved him to second and he then scored when Steve Lombardozzi singled up the middle.

MLB Rehab: Navarro continued his Major League rehabilitation stint with the Herd, leading off as the designated hitter. He went 0 for 1 with two walks and an RBI sacrifice fly.

Pitchers of record: Chris Volstad picked up the win, improving to 3-1. Norris fell to 1-3.

Time of game: 2:34.

Paid attendance: 5,131.

Records: The Bisons are 23-24. Indianapolis is 28-19.

Next up: The Bisons are off on Thursday. They return to action Friday with a doubleheader against Rochester beginning at 5:35 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. for fridaynightbash!

email: amoritz@buffnews.com