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Fields' speed makes difference for triumphant Bisons

A field day by Roemon Fields enabled the Buffalo Bisons to end their four-game losing streak with a little room to spare.

Fields' speed produced the go-ahead run and then enabled him to make the game-saving defensive play as the Bisons defeated Pawtucket, 5-4, at McCoy Stadium in an International League game.

The win means the Herd earned a split of the rain-shortened two-game series and will open Friday's seven-game homestand with some momentum.

With the game tied at 4 entering the ninth, Fields worked a lead-off walk. He then stole second base and when the catcher's throw sailed into centerfield, Fields advanced to third. He scored on Dalton Pompey's sac-fly to short centerfield.

In the bottom of the inning with two outs, Fields ran down Rusney Castillo's drive to deep centerfield, making the catch near the warning track.

Fields finished 1 for 3 with an RBI.

Points of interest: The Bisons finished with seven hits with the top three in the order accounting for four of them. Dalton Pompey, who homered from each side of the plate in Monday's loss, went 1 for 3 with a walk, RBI and run scored. Devon Travis smoked a two-run homer in the first inning to give the Herd the lead. Rowdy Tellez went 2 for 5 with a double and run scored.

Noteworthy: Taylor Guerrieri, Tim Mayza and Al Alburquerque combined on four innings of scoreless relief. Guerrieri struck out four three innings and yielded one hit. Mayza struck out three in 1.2 innings to earn the win, yielding two hits. Alburquerque picked up the save.

Up next: The Bisons are off today. They host the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at 7 p.m. Friday to open a three-game series.

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