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Bisons Swept by Rochester on Saturday

April 13, 2024 - International League (IL)
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BUFFALO, NY - Alek Manoah continued his Major League injury rehab assignment with the Bisons on Saturday afternoon, working 3.1 innings. The right-hander struck out four and recorded four strikeouts in the loss. He was able to rack up back-to-back strikeouts to close out the top of the first inning against Rochester. However, the Red Wings were able to plate the game's first run for a 1-0 lead after a half inning.

Buffalo would answer back for two runs in the bottom of the second inning for a 2-1 lead. Addison Barger and Orelvis Martinez each drew walks to start the inning against DJ Herz. Barger scored thanks to a Luis De Los Santos base hit with the bases loaded to tie the game 1-1, while a bases loaded walk to Cam Eden gave Buffalo a 2-1 lead.

But Rochester would score seven unanswered runs to win the contest. Juan Yepez drove in his second run of the game in as many at bats with an RBI single to tie the game 2-2. That was followed two batters later by a Jake Alu sacrifice fly that put the Red Wings ahead for good, 3-2.

The visitors would tack on solo runs in each the fourth and fifth innings, respectively. They would score three more times in the top of the seventh for a six-run victory.

Erik Swanson and Jordan Romano each pitched on their Major League injury rehab assignments as well. Swanson again worked 0.2 innings, while Romano recorded a pair of outs as well.

Danny Jansen was able behind the plate for his third game returning back from a right wrist fracture.

Rochester would strike first again in game two of the doubleheader with an Alex Call solo home run in the top of the second inning. It was the first home run surrendered by Chad Dallas into his third start of the season. The solo homer gave the Red Wings an early 1-0 lead.

Call would help produce the game's second run for the Red Wings and double the lead to 2-0. James Wood led off the top of the third with a base hit, went from first to third on a Travis Blankenhorn double, and scored thanks to a sacrifice fly. They would tack on two more runs to enjoy a 4-0 lead through three innings.

Buffalo was able to break through and get on the scoresheet in the bottom of the fifth inning thanks to a couple of walks. Nathan Lukes' RBI fielder's choice scored De Los Santos to trim the Buffalo deficit to 4-1. The run came against Red Wings' starter Spenser Watkins who worked 4.1 innings for the visitors before Joe La Sorsa took over in relief.

The Bisons would tally up for three more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game 4-4. Each of the first three batters reached in the inning and scored. Martinez trimmed the deficit to two with a pinch hit double. He was replaced by Cam Eden who scored the game-tying run a couple batters later.

Zach Pop did not allow the go-ahead run to score in his 1.2 innings of scoreless relief, keeping the game tied at four into extra innings.

The Red Wings scored twice in the top of the ninth, while Buffalo was only able to plate one in the 6-5 extra inning defeat.

The two teams will close out the six-game series on Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. Paxton Schultz is scheduled to open for the Bisons in the series finale.

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