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Bisons fall in pitcher's duel to IronPigs

The Buffalo Bisons and Lehigh Valley IronPigs needed all of 121 minutes to get through their International League baseball game Friday night.

It was a pitchers’ duel, though, that ultimately did not go in the Bisons’ favor.

The IronPigs scored all the runs in this game during the third inning to take a 3-0 victory before 9.885 at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pa.

Lehigh Valley used a walk, error and big hit in the form of a three-run home run from Collin Cowgill to score all the runs it needed to beat the Herd for the second night in a row.

That was more than enough run support for Ben Lively and Jacob Waguespack, who combined on the one-hitter

Point of interest: Darnell Sweeney’s two-out double to right in the first inning wound up being the only hit for the Bisons. IronPigs pitching retired the Herd in order five times the rest of the way. They only allowed two base runners after the second inning.

Noteworthy: Ryan Borucki went six innings for the Bisons, striking out four and yielding three hits and two earned runs. … Buffalo has lost four of its last five. … Cowgill of Lehigh Valley raised his average to .203 after a 2-for-3 day that included a walk.

Next: The series continues Saturday with the first pitch slated for 6:35 p.m. Buffalo’s starter is to be determined, while Cole Irvin (1-1, 4.50) is expected to get the nod for the IronPigs.

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