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Bisons drop third straight to Pawtucket, 4-1

The Buffalo Bisons fell to the Pawtucket Red Sox for a third straight game, dropping the series finale 4-1 at McCoy Stadium.

Rowdy Tellez got the RBI on the Bisons’ lone run in the first inning, scoring Darnell Sweeney from second with a single.

The Red Sox responded quickly, as Sam Travis’ fly ball in the bottom of the first scored Rusney Castillo from second for the equalizer. Pawtucket took the lead three innings later with a solo home run from former Bison Mike Ohlman, then added a pair of insurance runs in the fifth inning thanks to a Travis single and an Ivan De Jesus Jr. double-play ball.

Red Sox starting pitcher Justin Haley got the win after giving up one earned run and striking out a pair in five innings of work.

Noteworthy: Bisons starting pitcher Sean Reid-Foley struck out seven batters in five innings of action. He’s struck out at least seven in four of his six starts this season. He dropped to 2-2.

Points of interest: The Bisons got steals from Reese McGuire and Anthony Alford, pushing their league-leading stolen base total to 68. ... Reliever Tyler Thornburg, on a rehab assignment from Boston, pitched an inning against Buffalo. He didn’t allow a hit. ... Two Bisons are atop the latest leaderboards for Triple-A All-Star Game fan votes — catcher Danny Jansen and third baseman Jason Leblebijian. Tim Lopes is third among second basemen. Voting goes until 11:59 p.m. Friday. ... Bisons reliever Jake Petricka gave up just three hits in three innings. ... Thursday’s game was the Bisons’ last at Pawtucket this season.

Next: The Bisons return to Coca-Cola Field Friday as they kick off a seven-game homestand featuring three games against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and four against the PawSox. Righty Chris Rowley (4-3, 3.16) will pitch for the Herd in Friday’s series opener, while righty Drew Anderson (3-2, 4.15) will be on the mound for the IronPigs. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

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