Vladimir Guerrero Jr. doubled home a run to tie it, 1-1, in the eighth inning Tuesday night before the Buffalo-Scranton/Wilkes-Barre game at Coca-Cola Park was suspended by rain.
The Bisons had a runner on second with none out in the bottom of the ninth when play was called. Guerrero's third hit of the game scored Dwight Smith Jr. It came against left-hander Justus Sheffield, a former starting pitcher who has been assigned to the RailRiders' bullpen in preparation for a September callup to the New York Yankees.
Sheffield came on in the seventh and struck out the first two batters he faced, retiring the side on 12 pitches.
The RailRiders were limited to three hits over eight innings by right-hander Brandon Cumpton, but one was a triple to start the game by Tyler Wade, who came home on an infield out. Cumpton left in favor of Taylor Guerrieri, who pitched a scoreless ninth.
Rain delayed the start of the game for an hour and 45 minutes.
Points of interest: Nestor Cortes, a 23-year-old Cuban-born left-hander, who had six wins in his eight previous decisions, was going for his third win in four games against the Bisons this season. He left after six innings with a 1-0 lead. ... Guerrero Jr. singled to lead off the fourth but was out at home on a throw from center fielder Devyn Bolasky to Wilkin Castillo trying to score from second on a single by Reese McGuire.
Noteworthy: Lourdes Gurriel Jr. rejoined the Bisons on a rehab assignment from Toronto and started at shortstop. ... Toronto optioned right-hand pitcher Sean Reid-Foley back to the Herd. Reid-Foley leads the Herd in pitching wins with seven.
Next: Lefty Matt Tracy (1-1, 2.06) is scheduled for the start for the Bisons tonight against right-hander Chance Adams (3-5, 4.98). Adams made his major league debut with the Yankees as the starter in a 4-1 loss to the Red Sox in Boston two weeks ago.