Adam Moore had a two-out RBI single in the 12th to give the Columbus Clippers a 5-4 win over the Buffalo Bisons Monday at Coca-Cola Field.
The Clippers built a 4-0 lead early before the Herd came back to tie the game in the fifth. Neither team could break through on the scoreboard for the next six innings.
Extra innings: The Herd is now 1-3 in extra inning games. Their lone win came in a 2-1, 10-inning decision against Rochester on April 27.
About that second: The inning ended with Columbus taking a 4-0 lead. An error on Dalton Pompey, who dropped a ball in short centerfield, started the rally with one out. With the bases loaded and two out, Erik Gonzalez doubled to clear the bases. A triple from Tyler Naquin scored Gonzalez. The ball sailed over the head of Pompey in right center field. Pompey crashed into the wall and went down. Junior Lake picked up the ball, relayed it second baseman Andy Burns who had a perfect throw at the plate to keep Naquin from getting an inside-the-park home run and end the inning.
Tie game: The Bisons chipped away offensively, getting a run in the third then three in the fifth thanks to doubles from Casey Kotchman, Alexi Casilla and Domonic Brown.
Roster move: Ryan Tepera received his third promotion to the Toronto Blue Jays. The right-handed reliever has made five consecutive scoreless appearances for the Herd, striking out 10 and allowing just four hits in nine innings of work. He has three saves and a win in his last four appearances. The Bisons activated Bobby Korecky off the disabled lists. The righty has made seven appearances with the Bisons this year with a 3.86 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 11 2/3 innings of work.
Counting the house: There were 7,428 enjoying the early Memorial Day game at Coca-Cola Field.
Up next: The series between the Bisons and Columbus continues at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday. Righty Drew Hutchison (1-2, 3.18) is scheduled to make the start for the Herd while the Clippers will start righty Jarrett Grube (0-2, 4.54).