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Bisons complete sweep of Norfolk, win sixth in row

An Anthony Alford RBI triple, which scored Bo Bichette from first, and a Jordan Patterson single two batters later, which scored Alford, were all it took for the Bisons to win their game against Norfolk at Sahlen Field Sunday afternoon. The Bisons scored six more runs throughout the course of the game to secure the 8-1 victory.

The Bisons’ sweep of the Tides gives the team its longest win streak of the season at six.

Most of Buffalo’s scoring came in the second inning. Socrates Brito and Patterson combined for four RBI with a pair of home runs, in addition to an RBI single from Bichette, who reached the plate once again on a single from Alford in the fourth inning to round out the Bisons’ scoring.

Norfolk’s run scored in the fifth following back-to-back doubles to lead off the frame, as Jesus Sucre’s double plated Ademar Rifaela from
second.

The Bisons, who as of Saturday’s game, are above .500 for the first time since April 6, have won 14 of their last 17 games, including sweeps of both the Tides and the Indianapolis Indians. This puts the team at 38-36, good for second place in the IL North, six games back from division leader Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Tayler Saucedo got the start, pitching four innings, however Kirby Snead picked up the win on the mound to improve his record to 2-1.

Buffalo begins its next series tonight at Pawtucket at 7:05 p.m. (1520 AM). They lead the season series against the Red Sox, 6-4. Left-hander Thomas Pannone will get his second start of the year.

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