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Bisons Offense Explodes for 14-6 Win in Indy

June 12, 2019 - International League (IL) - Buffalo Bisons News Release

It's not often you can trail by five in a game and then leave the field with a blowout victory.

The Bisons made quick work of a five-run deficit by scoring the final 13 runs in a 14-6 win over the Indianapolis Indians, Wednesday afternoon from Victory Field. Socrates Brito drove in five runs while Anthony Alford added four RBI of his own in the Herd's fifth win in the last six games.

The Bisons trailed 6-1 after four innings and by four when the game turned in the sixth. Buffalo sent nine men to the plate, scoring six times with Brito and Alford each hitting home runs.

Two runs were already in when Alford came to the plate with a pair of runners on. The Bisons designated hitter fell behind 1-2, but then lined a missile home run the opposite way into the right field berm area to give Buffalo the 7-6 lead. The homer was his fifth on the season.

Two batters later, Brito stepped to the plate to continue his impressive day. After his RBI-single in the first inning got the Bisons on the board and another RBI hit in the fifth that cut the deficit to 6-2, Brito added the insurance in the sixth by following Alford with an equally impressive home run to right. The baseball from Brito's blast bounced past the berm area and came to rest at a fence just before a downtown Indianapolis road.

Brito wasn't done as he drove in runs in five of his six trips to the plate in the afternoon. He added another RBI single in the eighth inning as the Bisons upped their lead to 9-6. Then, with the game out of reach, Brito hit a sacrifice fly off outfielder J.B. Shuck as part of a five-run Bisons ninth.

Brito finished the game 4-for-5 with his five RBI. He was one of six Bisons batters who had multi-hit games in the win. Catcher Michael De La Cruz went 3-for-6 with two RBI while outfielder Billy McKinney reached base five times, going 2-for-3 with triple, three walks, two RBI and four runs scored.

Alford had a bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning to complete his four-RBI day. The slugger went 2-for-4 with two free passes and two runs scored

The Herd used six pitchers to close out the win with Blue Jays reliever David Phelps earning the win in his one-inning MLB injury rehab assignment. In a game that saw 20 runs, Phelps, Conor Fisk (1.0 IP), Kirby Snead (2.0 IP) and Dusty Isaacs (1.0 IP) restored order on the Bisons side by combining for five innings of one-hit work.

Sean Reid-Foley started for the Bisons and allowed four runs in three innings of work with four walks and five strikeouts.

The Bisons will now go for the three-game sweep of the Indians on Thursday night with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.


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