Dustin Antolin made only his second start in 261 minor league games Saturday, but it was a good one.
The 26-year-old right-hander from Hawaii, making a spot start in place of Drew Hutchison, shut out the Rochester Red Wings for 3∑ innings. He left with a 9-0 lead as Buffalo was on the way to a 10-2 victory over the Wings before an afternoon crowd of 4,126 at Frontier Field in Rochester.
Antolin allowed no hits, walked two and struck out five of the 11 batters he faced. He departed after throwing 58 pitches and Colt Hynes (1-0) took over and got credit for the win. Antolin has struck out 19 batters in 11∏ innings so far this season.
Huge innings: The Bisons struck for all but one of their runs in two big frames. They scored five runs in the second against Red Wings starter Loek van Mil (0-1), who walked three in the inning. The big hits were a two-run double by catcher Tony Sanchez and a two-run single by Alexi Casilla. The Bisons added four runs in the fourth, with all coming after two were out.
Sanchez breaks out: The veteran catcher who went into the game with an .095 batting average went 3 for 5 with two runs batted in. He started the fourth-inning rally with a double as he lifted his average to .192.
Casilla joins in: The Herd infielder raised his average to .367 by going 3 for 5 with a pair of RBIs.
Dom-inator: Domonic Brown, who had a four-RBI game on Wednesday at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, drove in three Saturday with his two-run single in the fourth and sacrifice fly in the eighth.
All even: The outcome left the Bisons and Wings at 2-2 in their season series.
Next: The teams will close out the three-game set Sunday (1:35 p.m., 1520 AM) with left-hander Scott Diamond (2-1, 3.24) of the Bisons scheduled to face lefty Pat Dean (0-3, 3.50) of the Wings. After Monday off, the teams will open a series at Coca-Cola Field Tuesday.