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Bisons look to rebound from doubleheader sweep

After Sunday's game was postponed due to rain, the Bisons felt the wrath of top Tampa Bay Rays prospect Tim Beckham, as the No. 1 overall draft pick unloaded on the Herd as Durham swept the Bisons in a doubleheader last night, 2-1 and 8-3.

It was a rapid halt to the three-game winning streak the Bisons had embarked upon with three consecutive come-from-behind wins Thursday to Saturday of last week.

The Bisons have played 164 times since they last played Toledo on July 26, 2010. Now, they play the Mud Hens in eight of the next 12 games in a bizarre piece of scheduling that has the Herd playing its final 16 games against non-division opponents.

UPDATE: Right before gametime Bisons PR came through with a late roster move...Saloman Manriquez was added to the roster to replace Fernando Martinez, who goes to the DL with a left wrist sprain.

The pitching matchup pits Buffalo's Dylan Owen (5-6, 4.93) against Ramon Garcia (0-3, 4.38).

The starting lineup for tonight's (7:05, TWC 13, 1520AM) contest with Toledo:

Jordany Valdespin, ss
Luis Figueroa, lf
Zach Lutz, 3b
Valentino Pascucci, dh
Josh Satin, 1b
Luis Hernandez, 2b
Mike Nickeas, c
Jesus Feliciano, rf
Fernando Perez, cf
Dylan Owen, p

--Sam Kilb

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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