The Buffalo Bisons were victorious in their first game back from the All-Star break, taking down the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 4-3, in 10 innings in Allentown, Pa.
Tim Lopes doubled to open up the third inning. He advanced to third after a groundout by Gift Ngoepe and was brought home thanks to a sacrifice fly by Roemon Fields.
The IronPigs picked up all three of their runs in the sixth on a three-run home run by Dylan Cozens. The Bisons got two back in the seventh, with runs scored by Gio Urshela and Lopes, to even the score at 3-3.
The score remained tied after the ninth and Richard Urena was placed on second base to start the 10th, per minor league baseball extra innings rules. After Dwight Smith Jr. grounded out, Anthony Alford hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Urena for what proved to be the winning run.
Sean Reid-Foley started the game on the mound, pitching 5.1 innings and giving up three runs.
Noteworthy: Outfielder Jonathan Davis was promoted to Buffalo from Double-A New Hampshire Thursday. He played in the Eastern League All-Star Game and is first in the league in runs scored and tied for second in hits. He had a .302 average for the Fisher Cats. Outfielders Dalton Pompey and Andrew Guillotte were sent down to New Hampshire.
Points of Interest: Jason Leblebijian and Danny Jansen did not play Thursday night, a day after they represented the Bisons in the Triple-A All-Star Game in Columbus.
Next: The series continues tonight at 7 p.m. (1520 AM), with Matt Tracy going for the Bisons and Cole Irwin for the IronPigs.