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Alford, newcomer Revere lead Bisons to win in opener of Southern swing

Anthony Alford drove in three runs, including the game-winner on a 10th inning triple for a 9-6 Buffalo victory over the Gwinnett Stripers before 1,676 on Tuesday night at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, Ga.

Alford also had a two-double in the victory which opened a six-game road trip to the International League's South Division for the Herd.

Veteran former major league outfielder Ben Revere, who joined the Bisons on Monday, had two hits in his first game including a two-run double.

Conor Fisk (1-1), the fourth of five Bisons pitchers, picked up the win by pitching a scoreless ninth. Justin Shafer pitched a scoreless 10th to pick up his second straight save.

Gwinnett had scored four times in the bottom of the seventh to take a 6-5 lead, with a three-run homer by 23-year-old catching prospect Alex Jackson putting the Stripers in front.
The Bisons, however, came back with a run in the eighth when Reese McGuire doubled and came home on a double by Andy Burns. Burns moved to third on a wild pitch but was stranded when Jordan Patterson grounded out and Roemon Fields lined out.

Alford doubled home two runs for Buffalo in the first but Gwinnett tied with two unearned runs in the bottom half of the inning on an error in center field by Jonathan Davis on a ball hit by Jackson.
Revere doubled home two runs to put the Bisons back in front in the second. Patterson's single drove in the run that made it 5-2 in the sixth.

On deck: Jacob Waguespack (2-3, 4.75) is the scheduled starter for the Bisons in the second game of the series on Wednesday (Radio 1520, 7:05 p.m.) against right-hander Kyle Wright (2-2, 8.66). The series will wind up with a 10:35 a.m. game on Thursday.

 

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