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An error opened the door for Pawtucket in the sixth inning Saturday night. By the time the Buffalo Bisons could get out of the frame, the visiting Red Sox had scored four unearned runs on their way to an 8-5 victory over the Herd before 12,239 at Coca-Cola Field. Luis Santos, who relieved Bisons starter Mike Hauschild to start the inning, was charged with three of the fou…

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GLASTONBURY, Conn. — Katie Brownell is good. If you remember her name, you knew that already. Or at least you think you knew that, and you’re not the only one. The president of the United States knew it. The Los Angeles Dodgers knew it. Cooperstown knew it, and so did the folks in Williamsport, Pa., who run Little League Baseball. Ellen DeGeneres knew it, the New York T…

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The Bisons weren't able to finish a three-game sweep of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in front of afternoon crowd of more than 10,000 on Thursday, falling 7-3. Bisons designated hitter Lourdes Gurriel Jr., on a rehab assignment from the Blue Jays, had an RBI single in the first inning. But the RailRiders found their groove in the middle innings, scoring seven run…

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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,…

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. doubled home a run to tie it, 1-1, in the eighth inning Tuesday night before the Buffalo-Scranton/Wilkes-Barre game at Coca-Cola Park was suspended by rain. The Bisons had a runner on second with none out in the bottom of the ninth when play was called. Guerrero's third hit of the game scored Dwight Smith Jr. It came against left-hander Justus Sheffi…

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Bisons general manager Mike Buczkowski, who has spent more than three decades with the organization, sat down with The News to discuss several issues pertinent to the club Tuesday night as it opened its final homestand of the season. The homestand includes a three-game series against the Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders and four games against the Pawtucket Red Sox, with…

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Horace "Doc" Edwards, who managed the Buffalo Bisons for two seasons (1993-94) has died in San Antonio, Texas. He was 81. A backup catcher for most his major league playing career, Edwards didn't leave many records but he did leave thousands of friends in his 57 years in professional baseball, starting in 1958 as a minor elague player with the Cleveland Indians farm tea…

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Nine of the 10 home runs the Buffalo Bisons hit on their seven-game Southern trip were with the bases empty. One run was enough, though, Sunday in the Herd's 4-2 victory over the Gwinnett Stripers at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, Ga. Jonathan Davis led off the eighth inning for Buffalo with a home run to left-center, snapping a 2-2 tie and sending the Bisons to the…

Gwinnett Stripers right-hander Touki Toussaint, who won his major league debut on Monday, had little trouble handling the Buffalo Bisons Saturday night before 5,290 at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, Ga. After giving up a run on two hits in the first inning, the 22-year-old Toussaint dominated the Bisons for the next five in the Stripers' 6-1 victory. Toussaint struck ou…

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Dwight Smith Jr. and Gunnar Heidt each hit a solo shot, while Murphy Smith pitched five innings of shutout ball in the Buffalo Bisons’ dominant 8-0 road victory against the Gwinnett Stripers on Friday night. Smith Jr.’s home run led off the scoring for the Bisons, as he hit his sixth of the year over the right field wall in the first inning. Heidt doubled the lead with …

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The Buffalo Bisons opened their series with the Gwinnett Stripers with a 4-2 loss at Coolray Field Thursday night. The Stripers took a 3-0 lead in the third as Luis Marte had an RBI double and Danny Santana knocked a two-run homer to right center field off Bisons starter Brandon Cumpton. The Herd got two back in the fifth thanks to back-to-back sacrifice fly outs. Re…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                First it was Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Now it’s Billy McKinney on a home run tear. The Buffalo Bison outfielder homered for the third game in a row Wednesday night in 4-2…

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Before Tuesday night only three International League teams hit fewer home runs than the Buffalo Bisons’ 85. The Herd stepped out of character, though, unleashing their power with a season-high six home runs in a 14-5 rout of the Charlotte Knights at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, N.C. The run total was also a season high for Buffalo. Rowdy Tellez hit two of the Buffalo …

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Vladdy watch It didn’t take long for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to earn his first Triple-A honor. He took International League Batter of the Week honors, going 11 for 24 (.458) with four home runs, five RBIs and a 1.000 slugging percentage. He is the third Buffalo Bisons player to earn a weekly IL honor this season. Ryan Borucki (June 18-24) and Sean Reid-Foley (July 16-22) …

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They were having the classic sports discussion one day in Double-A. What’s the hardest thing to do in all of sports? “We came up with get a hit. Not just hit the ball but get a hit, or returning a tennis serve competitively,” Buffalo Bisons outfielder Jonathan Davis said. “Those two things are kind of hard to do.” Because it’s not just about hitting the baseball. Tha…