All nine starting Herd batters got a hit and six different Bisons scored a run as Buffalo busted out a 7-2 victory over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees on Monday night from PNC Field.
The Bisons had 13 total hits with Argenis Reyes, Nick Evans, Mike Lamb and Josh Petersen each collecting a pair. It was, however, the hit off the bat of Jason Dubois that might just have woke up the Herd bats.
Leading off the second inning, Dubois annihilated the first pitch he saw from Yanks' starter Anthony Claggert for his third home run of the season. The blast cleared the signage beyond the wall in left to give the Herd a 1-0 lead.
Three innings later, Dubois' teammates joined in the act. Luis Rivera drove in a run with a ground out and Lamb took advantage of a two-out fielding error by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with a two-run single later in the inning. That gave Buffalo an insurmountable 4-0 lead.
Still, the Bisons kept coming. In the seventh inning, Evans and Javier Castillo plated runs with RBI-singles. Reyes made it 7-2 in the eighth inning with yet another RBI-base hit.
Lance Broadway got the start and win for the Herd. The righty allowed just two runs in 5.1 innings of work. He struck out five.
Arturo Lopez chipped in with 2.2 innings of shutout relief. Eddie Kunz got the final three outs to polish off the win.
The final game of the four-game set will be Tuesday night at7:05 p.m.
BISONS NOTES: Prior to the game, the New York Mets recalled Bisons LHP Ken Takahashi...Mike Lamb now leads the Bisons with 46RBI on the season...Nick Evans also doubled, giving him 14 extra-base hits this month (7 doubles, 2 triples, 5 home runs).
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