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Mother Nature wins as Bisons-PawSox get rained out

The good news for the Buffalo Bisons on Tuesday night is that for the first time in four days they did not lose. The bad news: their four-game losing streak remains.

Mother Nature triumphed as the Bisons’ International League contest against Pawtucket at McCoy Stadium was postponed due to rain.

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader at 4:35 p.m. June 19.

The teams conclude their series at 11:05 a.m. today. Righty Chris Rowley (3-1, 1.93 ERA) will  get the start on the mound for the Herd.

The contest also means Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia likely will resume his injury rehab assignment with the club.

He started his 20-day rehab stint Monday, playing five innings of the PawSox’s 6-5 10-inning win. Pedroia went 1 for 3 with a run scored before being lifted from the game.

Pedroia has been recovering from cartilage restoration surgery on his left knee, which took place in October. The 34-year-old Pedroia has amassed a .300 batting average in 1,503 games with Boston with 140 home runs and 724 RBIs. His .991 fielding percentage at second base is currently the best in American League history.

While the Bisons did not win Monday, they did snap a 22-inning scoreless streak with Dalton Pompey leading the charge. The switch-hitter belted two home runs, one righty and one lefty. He’s the first Bisons player to hit a home run lefty and righty in the same game since Trevor Crowe in 2008.

The Bisons have Thursday off. They start a seven-game homestand Friday with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre coming in for a three-game set.

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