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When the Buffalo Bisons were in the midst of a four-game losing skid on the road, the coaching staff met with players to reinforce one of the frustrating truisms of baseball: A good plan doesn't always give you a good result. The Bisons stuck with their plan, kept with their individual approaches at the plate, and were able to find their confidence, hitting their way ou…

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The offense was popping, Justin Dillon was dealing, and the Buffalo Bisons took their second straight win over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders Saturday afternoon with a 9-2 decision at Coca-Cola Field. The Bisons opened the game with four runs in the first inning. Anthony Alford and Reese McGuire had RBI singles for a 2-0 lead. Then Jason Leblebijian hit into a fi…

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There's bad news and good for area baseball fans who plan to head up the QEW next week to see Angels rookie sensation Shohei Ohtani play in Toronto for the first time. The bummer is that Ohtani isn't scheduled to pitch against the Blue Jays in the three-game series that starts on Tuesday at Rogers Centre. The happy consolation is knowing that Ohtani will likely be LA's …

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Lourdes Gurriel Jr. belted a grand slam to right center field, his first homer of the sesaon with the Buffalo Bisons, to pace the Herd to a 5-1 win over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at Coca-Cola Field Friday night. The four-run shot came with no outs in the fourth inning. Devon Travis started the inning with a single, Danny Jansen drew a walk followed by a li…

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When the Rochester Red Wings and Syracuse Chiefs did a rebranding night last year, they hit home runs at the box office and the merchandise stands. The Buffalo Bisons were apparently taking copious notes. After three days of teases on Twitter, the Bisons let the drumstick out of the bucket Thursday as they announced they will wear special uniforms and change their name …

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A field day by Roemon Fields enabled the Buffalo Bisons to end their four-game losing streak with a little room to spare. Fields' speed produced the go-ahead run and then enabled him to make the game-saving defensive play as the Bisons defeated Pawtucket, 5-4, at McCoy Stadium in an International League game. The win means the Herd earned a split of the rain-shortene…

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The good news for the Buffalo Bisons on Tuesday night is that for the first time in four days they did not lose. The bad news: their four-game losing streak remains. Mother Nature triumphed as the Bisons’ International League contest against Pawtucket at McCoy Stadium was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader at 4:35 p.m. June 19. …

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Name to Know Kevin Smith. The shortstop and third baseman for the Lansing Lugnuts was named the Midwest League's player of the week for the second time this season. In five games last week, the 21-year-old Smith went 12 for 24. He leads the Midwest League with 50 base hits and 31 runs batted in. He is hitting .376 for the season and his 19 doubles lead all major league …

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Tim Lopes remembers it clearly, even though it was years ago. His dad was going to sign up both Tim and his brother, Christian, for youth baseball. "I remember like it was yesterday even though I was so young, he was signing us up, my brother and I and I was so excited to play and my brother was actually crying. He didn't want to play," Tim said. "I know I probably s…

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The 22-inning scoreless streak is history but winning remains elusive for the Buffalo Bisons. Despite receiving a pair of home runs from Dalton Pompey, the Herd dropped a 6-5 decision in 10 innings to the host Pawtucket Red Sox before 2,924 at McCoy Stadium. The PawSox scored twice in its half of the 10 to walk off with win and hand the Bisons their sixth loss in sev…

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The Buffalo Bisons are locked in an epic offensive slump. The Herd was shut out for the second night in a row Saturday when the Lehigh Valley IronPigs took a 1-0 decision before a Saturday night crowd of 9,744 at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pa. Left-hander Cole Irvin blanked the Bisons on two hits for seven innings, striking out eight. Relievers Hoby Millner and Ped…

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TORONTO — The Boston Red Sox are a team you're still trying to figure out. Are they the group that burst from the scene 17-2, giving Alex Cora the best start for a rookie manager since 1900? Or are they the team that entered Saturday just 9-10 in their last 19 and having already blown the 7 1/2-game lead they built on the Yankees in mid-April? The answer probably lies s…

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(Through Friday's games. Most recent rankings in parentheses) 1. New York Yankees.  After first 17-1 burst since 1953, suffered first back-to-back losses since early April. (6) 2. Boston Red Sox.  Didn't close the deal for dominant Sale in Toronto. (1) 3. Houston Astros. Altuve on pace for 211 hits. (2) 4. Arizona Diamondbacks. Just 27 runs in going 4-6 thus fa…

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The Buffalo Bisons and Lehigh Valley IronPigs needed all of 121 minutes to get through their International League baseball game Friday night. It was a pitchers’ duel, though, that ultimately did not go in the Bisons’ favor. The IronPigs scored all the runs in this game during the third inning to take a 3-0 victory before 9.885 at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pa. L…

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Lehigh Valley scored in the bottom of the ninth to walk off with a 6-5 win over the Buffalo Bisons at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pa., in the first of the Herd’s seven-game road trip. A sacrifice fly to right field by Dean Anna scored pinch runner Roman Quinn from third base for the walk-off win. It had been a breakout offensive game for Rowdy Tellez who had his fir…