Jonathan Davis is becoming Mr. Clutch for the Buffalo Bisons.
For the third consecutive game, the 26-year-old outfielder, a Triple-A rookie, drove in the winning run for the Herd, including Wednesday night when Buffalo swept a pair of decisions from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, 2-1 and 7-3, at Coca-Cola Field.
In the second game, Davis singled home two runs, including the go-ahead score, in Buffalo’s four-run fourth inning as the Herd came back from an early 3-1 deficit.
Earlier, Davis drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the ninth for a Buffalo victory in the completion of Tuesday night’s suspended game. Gunnar Heidt had led off the bottom of the ninth with a single and moved up on a wild pitch before rain caused the suspension of play.
On Sunday, Davis homered for the go-ahead run in the eighth inning of the Bisons’ 4-2 win at Gwinnett.
Points of interest: Giovanni Urshela started the month of August with the Bisons. Wednesday night, the 26-year-old infielder, drove in one run and scored another for the RailRiders and later had a double that did no damage. Urshela was traded from the Toronto Blue Jays to the Yankees on Aug. 4. ... The losses dropped Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (65-61) behind Indianapolis (68-60) and Norfolk (66-61) in the battle for the wild-card berth in the International League playoffs.
Noteworthy: Right-hander Chance Adams, who had been down as the prospective starter for the RailRiders Wednesday night, instead reported to the Yankees after closer Aroldis Chapman went on the 10-day disabled list with tendinitis in his knee. Adams pitched in relief in the Yanks’ loss at Miami.
Next: The teams will complete their season series this afternoon (Radio 1520, 1 p.m.) with right-hander Jacob Waguespack (5-6, 5.04) scheduled for Buffalo against right-hander Adonis Rosa (1-0, 1.80). It’s the last home weekday afternoon game for the Herd this season. The Pawtucket Red Sox come in Friday night for the start of a four-game series that will end Buffalo’s home schedule. The team closes the season with an eight-game round trip to Rochester and Syracuse.