The Buffalo Bisons closed out their home stand with a 4-3 win over the Rochester Red Wings Wednesday afternoon at Coca-Cola Field.
With the win the Herd went 6-3 on the home stand winning three straight series. They took two games each from Indianapolis, Pawtucket and Rochester. The Bisons moved over .500 (63-62) for the first time in 14 games.
"Just playing the game. Just compete," manager Gary Allenson said of the home stand success. "Whatever it takes to motive yourself, get yourself up to play every day."
Long ball: Rochester scored all three of its runs off home runs. The Red Wings took a 1-0 lead in the second when Daniel Palka led off with a homer. In the fourth Adam Brett Walker had a two-run home run. Rochester is second in the International League with 113 home runs. Columbus leads the league with 114.
Responding: The Bisons twice fell behind in the game as Rochester took a 1-0 lead in the second and a 3-2 lead in the fourth. The Herd responded each time taking a 2-1 lead in the third thanks to an RBI single from Dalton Pompey and a fielder's choice RBI from Andy Burns. They regained the lead in the fourth on singles from Domonic Brown and Casey Kotchman.
Montero streak: Jesus Montero went 2 for 4 to register his 43rd multi-hit ame of the season. His 137 hits leads the I. Now on a nine-game hit streak, he has averaged .484 in that span and is hitting .431 (19 for 44) in 12 games in August.
Save percentage: Danny Barnes threw two scoreless innings to pick up his fourth save of the season. It was the 43rd save for the Herd -- the most in the IL.
Former Bison: Andrew Albers, who went 2-11 for the Bisons last year, threw six innings for the Red Wings giving up four runs on 11 hits with five strike outs and one walk.
Double play count: The Bisons have set the team's modern era record having hit into 142 double plays this year.
Counting the house: There were 7,328 at Coca-Cola Field Wednesday afternoon.
Up next: The Bisons start an eight-day road trip on Thursday as the series with the Red Wings moves to Rochester's Frontier Field for two games. The Herd then travels to Charlotte for three games then Gwinnett for three. The Herd returns to Coca-Cola Field for their final home stand of the season Aug. 26.