An infield error opened the door for the second game in a row and the Gwinnett Stripers stepped through it for 6-2 victory over the Buffalo Bisons Wednesday night in light rain at Sahlen Field.
Buffalo led 2-1 when Ryan LaMarre reached on a error by third baseman Alen Hanson. Two batters later Luis Marte homered to left field to give the Stripers the lead for good.
Gwinnett added single runs in the seventh, eighth and nine all on solo home runs. Rafael Ortega led off the third with a home run to put Gwinnett in front. Ortega also homered in the ninth after four-baggers by Lamarre in the seventh,Adam Duvall in the eighth Ortega again in the ninth.
Both Buffalo runs came in the fourth when Anthony Alford singled and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Cavan Biggio doubled. The Bisons had only two singles the rest of the way against three Gwinnett relievers.
Austin Riley, the 22-year-old slugger, who hit a grand slam against the Bisons on Tuesday was called up by the Atlanta Braves and made his major league debut in left field against St. Louis on Wednesday night. Also the Braves recalled pitcher Toukki Toussaint, who had been slated to start against the Bisons on Wednesday.
Shawn Morimando (1-2, 9.00) is scheduled to start for the Herd in the series finale Thursday night (Radio 1520, 6:05 p.m.) against 20-year-old right-hander Bryse Wilson (1-3, 5.74).
"Wednesday Wings" on Wednesday back
Buffalo Wings Wednesday with a new twist will return to Buffalo Bisons baseball again.
The newly designed "Wings" logo will pay tribute to the "The Flat", that part of the chicken wing which is underappreciated by some.
Buffalo Wings Wednesday presented by (716) Food and Sport will debut on June 5 when the Buffalo Wings host the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in the first of five Buffalo Wings Wednesdays. Other Wings Wednesday will be June 19, July 17, Aug. 14 and 28).
The Buffalo Wings will renew their rivalry with the Rochester Plates on Monday, July 29 at Sahlen Field to coincide with National Chicken Wing Day.
At each event, fans can get $2 off tickets by taking any (716) Food and Sport receipt to the Sahlen Field Box Office (maximum four tickets).