Thanks to Adam Lind, the Buffalo Bisons are still in their June Swoon.
The veteran first baseman, who has 200 major league home runs to his credit, smashed a two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Pawtucket Red Sox a 3-2 victory over the Bisons before 5,830 Monday night at Coca-Cola Field.
Lind, 34, played nine seasons with Toronto during his career and hit 35 homers for the Jays in 2009. His sixth homer of the season wiped out a 2-1 Bisons lead which came on a two-run triple by Roemon Fields in the fifth inning.
Noteworthy: The loss as the sixth straight for the Bisons, their longest losing streak of the season and their fourth straight to the PawSox. It dropped the Herd (34-35) below .500 for the first time since May 19. ... Buffalo is 9-15 in June after an 18-12 May. ... Left-hand pitcher Jake Fishman was promoted from Single-A Dunedin while outfielder Ian Parmley was transferred to Double-A New Hampshire in Monday's transactions. Also infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. rejoined the team.
Point of interest: Herd lefty Ryan Borucki was named the International League Pitcher of the Week after he shut out Pawtucket for seven innings on a complete game three-hitter. ... The Bisons lead the IL in stolen bases with 69 but they also lead in caught stealing with 37. The Herd ran themselves out of a chance to tie or go ahead in the eighth. With one out and runners at first and second, Dwight Smith Jr. struck out against Pawtucket reliever Ty Buttrey. To complete the strike 'em out throw 'em out double play, pinch runner Tim Lopes was nailed at third by Red Sox catcher Dan Butler.
Next: Sean Reid-Foley (2-2, 5.46) gets the start for the Bisons against right-hander Justin Haley (4-6, 3.06) in the second game of the series tonight (Radio 1520, 7:05 p.m.).