The Buffalo Bisons ended one streak and continued another with a 5-2 win over the Red Wings in Rochester on Monday night.
Buffalo ended a four-game losing streak with the win; the Herd had won nine in a row before going on that skid. Meanwhile, Buffalo has won eight straight games on the road.
The Bisons never trailed in the game, having scored the first run of the contest on a wild pitch in the first inning. They picked up two big runs at one time in the third inning. Darrell Ceciliani drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single.
Carlos Paulino got one of those runs back in the bottom of the third for Rochester on a double. But Buffalo rebounded in the sixth with Ceciliani’s third RBI of the night, a sacrifice fly. Jesus Montero drove in the other Bisons’ run in the ninth.
Strong start: Scott Diamond took the mound for the start for the 16th time this season, tops on the Herd. He had an effective outing, allowing only the one run on four hits to improve his record to 6-7. Franklin Morales pitched the eighth without allowing a run. Buffalo’s Ryan Tepera allowed one run in the bottom of the ninth. Logan Darnell (8-7) took the loss for the Red Wings.
Next time: The Bisons continue their series with Rochester on Tuesday night (7:05, Radio 1520 AM). They have not announced a starting pitcher, while Andrew Albers (6-2) will go for the Red Wings. Then it’s on to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to start a two- game series on Wednesday.