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Even on Seinfeld Night, the Bisons can't win

No soup for the Buffalo Bisons.

The Herd’s losing streak has reached five games as Buffalo dropped a 4-1 decision to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Saturday night at Coca-Cola Field in the International League.

A crowd of 6,256 attended Seinfeld Night at the home of the Bisons.

They saw the Triple-A debut of the Bisons’ Conor Fisk, who appeared in 19 games — all relief — with Double-A New Hampshire before Saturday night. Fisk lasted three innings, walking two and scattering three hits.

He did not strikeout anyone. He threw 28 of his 51 pitches for strikes.

Jose Hernanadez followed with three solid innings, yielding one run.

The loss went to Murphy Smith, who yielded a run in the seventh.

Matt McBride broke a 1-1 tie with a sacrifice fly that scored Dean Anna, who reached via lead-off single.

Three of Lehigh Valley’s runs were unearned as the Bisons committed four errors.

Brandon Leibrandt (4-0), son of ex-Big Leaguer Charlie, tossed two innings of relief to earn the win. Pedro Beato earned his 20th save.

Point of interest: Fisk started in 22 of his 28 games last year in Single-A Dunedin. He’s in his fourth professional season after being selected by the parent Toronto Blue Jays in the 24th round.

He came into Saturday’s game downtown with a 2-1 mark with a 0.70 earned-run average in 38.2 innings pitched.

Noteworthy: Tim Lopes went 2 for 3 with a run scored to lead the Bisons. ... The loss drops the Herd to .500 on the season with a 34-34 record.

Transactions: The Toronto Blue Jays called up lefty pitcher Tim Mayza, who will fill-in for the disabled Jaime Garcia (left shoulder inflammation).

Jays boost: Toronto got a boost to its pitching staff with the activation of right-hander starter Marcus Stroman from the disabled list. The Jays also sent two starting pitchers, right-hander Aaron Sanchez and left-hander Jaime Garcia, to the 10-day disabled list. Sanchez has a right index finger contusion and Garcia has soreness in his pitching shoulder.

Next: The weekend series concludes at 1 p.m. at Coca-Cola Field on Sunday. Lefty Ryan Borucki (6-5, 3.27) gets the start for Buffalo. Enyel De Los Santos (7-3, 1.63) will get the ball for Lehigh Valley.

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