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Worcester's Offense Too Much for Bisons Thursday

June 13, 2024 - International League (IL)
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Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo Bisons were unable to keep pace with the Worcester Red Sox on Thursday evening in their 14-1 loss at Sahlen Field.

Steward Berroa tried to help the Bisons gain momentum with a sixth-inning sacrifice fly that brought across the Bisons' only run of the ballgame.

The WooSox broke the scoreless with a big offensive fourth inning. Nick Sogard led off for Worcester, getting himself into scoring position with a double. Then, Nick Yorke singled, advancing Sogard to third. Nathan Hickey brought in both runners on a RBI double hit to right field. Two batters later Eddy Alvarez would bring Hickey in on a line drive to right, giving Worcester a 3-0 advantage over Buffalo.

Worcester would extend their lead further as Eddy Alvarez was brought home on a fielder's choice. Mark Contreras was credited with the RBI, extending the WooSox lead to 4-0. Worcester would push their lead to 5-0 as Tyler Heineman crossed the plate on a Romy Gonzalez walk.

The Red Sox added two more runs two batters later as Yorke singled on a line drive. The ball deflected off Rafael Lantigua's glove, allowing Contreras and Chase Meidroth to score. Yorke's 2 RBI single extended the WooSox lead to 7-0 over the Bisons.

Worcester strengthened their grip on the game in the top of the sixth. Sogard further pushed out the lead for the WooSox. His line-drive single pushed the Worcester lead to 8-0. Later in the inning, Alvarez extended the Red Sox lead to 10-0 as Sogard scored. The WooSox then added another run as a Heineman single scored Hickey. This extended the Red Sox lead over the Bisons to 11-0.

In the bottom of the sixth, the Bisons got on the scoreboard. After a pair of singles by both Clarke and Cam Eden, Berroa brought Clarke across the plate on a Sacrifice Fly. Contreras had to make a diving catch to keep Berroa from doing further damage. The play would cut the Worcester lead to 11-1.

In the top of the seventh, Worcester would add a couple more runs courtesy of a Hickey line drive to left field. The hit scored, both, Meidroth and Gasper. This made the score 13-1 WooSox.

In the top of the ninth, Hickey collected his fifth RBI on the night. A line drive to center field would allow Gasper to cross the plate to bring the lead to 14-1 Worcester.

The Bisons and WooSox will play the fourth game of their six-game series on Friday at 7:05 p.m.

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