For the second straight game, it was an extra-innings affair between the Buffalo Bisons and the Rochester Red Wings.
For the first time, it went the way of the Buffalo Bisons. After dropping an 8-7 decision in 14 innings to the Red Wings on Tuesday night, the Herd earned a 2-1 win in 10 innings Wednesday afternoon.
Domonic Brown's one-out RBI single gave the Bisons their first walkoff win of the season.
David Adams led off the inning with a single with Jon Berti pinch running. He stole second and stayed at second as Andy Burns had a one-out single to short. Brown then hit a shot that dropped in the gap in left centerfield to give the Herd the win.
"It’s been a long two days I was just trying to get to the house, really," said Brown who went 2 for 5 Wednesday. "I'm just trying to make the adjustments. They’ve been pitching me away the whole series there at their place and now here. ... I'm really just trying to be aggressive but at the same time I don't to roll over and hit something to second base like normal. I was just trying to sit in the middle of the field."
Striking first: Arnold Leon made his Bisons debut after being designated for assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays on April 13. Entering the game in the fifth, he struck out Juan Centeno then gave up three straight hits including an RBI single to James Beresford to give the Red Wings a 1-0 lead.
In the groove: After struggling in that fifth, Leon settled into the game, retiring 10 batters in a row with six strike outs.
Tie game: Casey Kotchman drove a 3-1 pitch inside the right field post for his second home run of the year. The one-out home run in the seventh tied the game, 1-1, for the Bisons.
In position: The Bisons had the winning-run in scoring position in the ninth when Junior Lake had a lead-off single, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Alexi Casilla then to third on a ground out by Casey Kotchman. But another ground out by Tony Sanchez ended the opportunity and sent the game to extra innings.
Double trouble: Andy Burns doubled in the third. It was his seventh of the season and ties him for International League lead in doubles.
Hit streak: Jesus Montero singled in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to 11 games -- the second longest active streak in the IL.
Roster moves: Wednesday morning, the Toronto Blue Jays recalled reliever Ryan Tepera and optioned split-handed pitcher Pat Venditte to the Herd. Tepera was 0-1 with two saves in eight appearances for the Bisons with a 7.27 earned run average. That ERA was inflated by one bad outing -- allowing five runs in 1 1/3 innings on April 24 at Rochester. Veditte made five appearances for the Blue Jays with a 7.36 ERA. Also infielder Jon Berti was promoted from Double-A New Hampshire. With the Fisher Cats Berti was leading the Eastern League with 10 stolen bases. He had a .309 average and had driven in eight runs in 17 games.
Attendance: Sunshine and a game-time temperature of 52 brought more fans out to the stadium. Official paid attendance was 4,680.
Up next: The Herd closes out the three-game homestand at 1:05 p.m. Thursday. Righty Chris Leroux (0-1, 5.14) is scheduled to start for the Bisons while Rochester will start lefty Logan Darnell (1-2, 4.58).