All-Star designated hitter Jesus Montero of the Buffalo Bisons has nine multi-hit games in his last 13 and will be one of the contestants in next Monday’s Triple-A Home Run Derby in Charlotte, N.C.
Montero drove in his 49th run of the season with his International League-leading 98th hit, but it was Matt Dominguez and Darrell Ceciliani’s show Tuesday night. Dominguez went 4 for 5 with two doubles with an RBI while Ceciliani was 3 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs in Buffalo’s 8-2 victory over the Rochester Red Wings before 5,657 at Frontier Field.
It was the ninth straight road win for the Bisons, who were swept in a four-game home series against first-place Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last week but have rebounded nicely with two straight wins over the Wings.
Walking tall: Two of the runs in the Bisons’ four-run inning came across on bases-loaded walks after RBI hits by David Adams and Montero.
Lawrence sharp: Winning pitcher Casey Lawrence, making his third start for the Bisons, shut out the Wings for five innings before giving up a run in the sixth. The former Albright College (Pa.) right-hander struck out five and walked three before Franklin Morales took over to start the seventh. Wilfredo Tovar, the last batter Lawrence faced, was ejected after he was called out on strikes.
DPs are in order: There were six double plays recorded by the teams, four by Rochester. They weren’t all routine. Rochester reliever Nick Greenwood was involved in two. He started a 1-4-3 twin killing in the fourth and covered the bag at first for a 3-6-1 DP in the fifth.
Next up: The Bisons move on for two games against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Wednesday and Thursday night. Lefty John Anderson (1-2, 4.91) gets the start Wednesday against lefty Dietrich Enns (2-1, 0.96) of the RailRiders (Radio 1520, 7:05 p.m.).