The Buffalo Bisons were shut out for the 20th time this season, dropping a 2-0 decision to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at PNC Field Friday night.
Scranton, which secured the International League North Division title with its win over the Bisons on Thursday, scored runs in the third and fourth. The RailRiders took a 1-0 lead in the third on an RBI ground out by Ali Castillo and added a run in the fourth on a sacrifice fly from Cito Culver.
Shutouts: The Bisons are now 12-20 in shutout games this season.
More game stats: The Herd is also 19-12 in two-run games and 2-56 when trailing after eight innings.
Series win: Scranton wins the season series, 9-8.
Offense slumps: The Bisons were held to just two hits. Danny Dorn led off with a single in the fifth and Alex Hassan had a base hit in the seventh.
Hague Watch: Matt Hague went 0 for 4 Friday. He has 175 hits this season, trailing Bisons’ modern-era leader Jhonny Peralta by six. Peralta had 181 hits in the 2004 season.
Pitchers of record: Chad Jenkins (8-6) took the loss, giving up both runs on three hits in six innings of work. Chris Capuano (2-1) got the win, giving up one hit with one walk and four strikeouts in six innings. Chris Matin picked up his second save.
Jenkins: It was the second straight outing that Jenkins allowed just two runs but took the loss. He pitched into the fifth on Sunday, giving up both runs in a 2-0 loss to Scranton in Buffalo. This was the 11th start for the righty.
Stro Show: Righty Marcus Stroman is scheduled to continue his rehabilitation assignment with the Bisons on Monday in Pawtucket. Stroman pitched 4∏ hittless innings for Single-A Lansing on Wednesday, issuing one walk with seven strikeouts. He was 2-4 with a 3.03 ERA in seven starts with the Bisons last year before making his MLB debut with the Blue Jays and spending the rest of the season with the big league club. He was in contention for a starting rotation spot with the Jays but tore the ACL in his left knee.
Up next: The Bisons close out the season with three games in Pawtucket. They begin the final series of 2015 at 6:05 p.m. Saturday with righty Scott Copeland (11-5, 2.78) scheduled to start for the Herd against righty Zeke Spruill (4-10, 4.19). Todd Redmond (2-7, 4.33) is scheduled to pitch for the Bisons on Sunday with Stroman closing out the season on Monday.