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Bisons start historic homestand

The Buffalo Bisons open their longest home series in modern era history tonight when the Gwinnett Braves visit Coca-Cola Field. The Herd will play their next 16 games downtown.

Buffalo enters tonight's game at 22-16 overall, 2.5 games behind Pawtucket in the International League North standings. Jeremy Hefner will make his seventh start of the season. The right-hander is 3-1 with a 1.77 earned-run average, second in the IL.

Hefner has gone at least seven innings in all but one of his starts and hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in any of his outings.

The rest of the Bisons' lineup reads like this:

Corey Wimberly, CF
Fred Lewis, LF
Vinny Rottino, C
Valentino Pascucci, RF
Matt Tuiasosopo, 3B
Josh Satin, 1B
Oswaldo Navarro, 2B
Omar Quintanilla, SS
Hefner, P

---Jay Skurski

http://twitter.com/jayskurski

 

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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.

@amymoritz | [email protected]

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