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Bisons close out series with Scranton

The Bisons continue their opening homestand by closing out their series with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. This morning, Scranton put yesterday's starter, Manny Banuelos, on the disabled list. Banuelos gave up two runs on three hits with six walks in just two innings of work.

Today, righty D.J. Mithcell (1-0) gets the start for the Yankees. He is 4-0 career against the Bisons with a 1.04 earned run average. Buffalo will counter with righty Jeremy Hefner (1-0, 2.57 ERA) who went seven innigns in a 5-3 win at Rochester on Sunday. Those seven innings are the most by a Herd starter this season.

Today's starting lineups:

Jordany Valdespin -- CF
Bobby Scales -- 2B
Josh Satin -- DH
Valentino Pascucci -- 1B
Vinny Rottino -- LF
Zach Lutz -- 3B
Adam Loewen -- RF
Lucas May -- C
Omar Quintanilla -- SS

Kevin Russo -- LF
Ramior Pena -- 2B
Steve Pearce --1B
Jack Cust -- DH
Dewayne Wise -- CF
Brandon Laird -- 3B
Colin Curtis -- RF
Craig Tatum -- C
Doug Bernier -- SS


--- Amy Moritz 

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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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