Chiefs cling to win
A seesaw battle saw the Bisons on the losing end of a 5-4 defeat at the hands of the Syracuse Chiefs on Tuesday night from Alliance Bank Stadium.
The Bisons took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning, but the Chiefs came right back to tie it in the bottom half of the frame. Syracuse then took a 3-1 lead in the home half of the third, before the Bisons came right back and scored three in the very next half inning to go on top 4-3.
However the final swing was the way of the Chiefs, when they platted two in the sixth off reliever John Lujan. With men on second and third, Pedro Lopez hit a two-run double to right-center field to put Syracuse up 5-4.
The Bisons threatened in the ninth. With the bases loaded and one out, Valentino Pascucci struck out followed by a groundout to end the game and strand the tying run at third base.
Lucas Duda continued his hot hitting, going 3-4 with a run scored and two RBI, to bring his RBI total to 22 in his time with Buffalo.
The Bisons look to get back to their winning ways tomorrow night with the series finale in Syracuse.
BISONS NOTES: With a single in the first inning, Jorge Padilla is now on a 10-game hitting streak…The three-hit game was the second of the year for Lucas Duda…Bobby Livingston made the start in place of Raul Valdes, who was recalled by New York yesterday.