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PawSox Comeback Falls Short, Lose 4-3 to Bisons

July 14, 2019 - International League (IL) - Pawtucket Red Sox News Release

PAWTUCKET, R.I. - The Buffalo Bisons (49-44) beat the Pawtucket Red Sox (37-55) by a score of 4-3, scoring a late 8th inning run to win it. Reliever Zach Jackson recorded his 7th win on the season out of the bullpen, winning the 5-game series for Buffalo, 3 games to 2.

The scoring began in the top of the third when Patrick Kivlehan hit a 2-run homerun, his 17th of the season. Kivlehan has played for both Indianapolis and Buffalo this season, hitting 13 of his 17 Triple-A homers for Buffalo, which leads the team despite playing only 43 games for them.

The Bisons would add one more in the following inning, as Jordan Patterson scored on a Bo Bichette groundout. This would give them a 3-0 lead after 4 innings of play.

The PawSox came back in the bottom of the 6th, first scoring on a Chris Owings 1-out double, driving in second baseman Tzu-Wei Lin. Owings has been raking for Pawtucket recently, hitting .353 with 2 homeruns in his last 10 games. The Sox then got a crucial 2-out double by third baseman Jantzen Witte which scored Owings and Rusney Castillo, knotting up the score at 3.

Billy McKinney led off the 8th inning for Buffalo with a 4-pitch walk served up by reliever Darwinzon Hernandez. The Bisons would later score the go-ahead run on a 2-out Jordan Patterson single, which drove in McKinney. Hernandez took the loss today, moving his record to 1-2 at the Triple-A level.

Josh A. Smith has his second start for Pawtucket since returning from the injured list today. He tossed 6 solid innings, allowing 7 hits and 3 runs, while striking out 5 during the outing.

The PawSox welcome in the Louisville Bats for a four-game series beginning tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m.

Left-hander Kyle Hart (4-3, 3.60) is the scheduled starter for Pawtucket, facing off against righty Tejay Antone (2-2, 4.87) is set to toe the rubber for Louisville.

Radio coverage on WHJJ (920 AM and 104.7 FM) and throughout the PawSox Radio Network begins with the pre-game show at 6:35 p.m.

This 12-game homestand represents the longest scheduled homestand for the PawSox in 27 years - since a 12-game homestand in 1992 (from July 29 - August 9).

The Charlotte Knights come to town over the weekend of July 19-21 for a 3-game set highlighted by Saturday, July 20 at 6:15 pm on Alex Cora World Series Champion Bobblehead Night followed by Margaritaville post-game Fireworks.

Good tickets are available, and fans can visit the McCoy Stadium box office, which is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m., and during all home games. Fans can also call (401) 724-7300 or log on to for tickets.

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