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Rottino looks to extend streak

Right fielder Vinny Rottino will put his 20-game hit streak to the test in tonight's fridaynightbash! at Coca-Cola Field as the Bisons conclude their series against the Gwinnett Braves.

Rottino's two-run single Thursday extended his hitting streak to 20 games, the longest active streak in the International League. He is just the fifth Bison in the modern era to have a 20-game streak, last accomplished by Ben Francisco in 2006 who had a 25-game hitting streak. On the season, Rottino is hitting .317 with one home run, 20 runs batted in and three stolen bases.

Righty Matt Harvey is on the mound for the Herd. In 16 innings of work in May he is 1-0 with a 3.38 earned run average and 14 strikeouts.

Tonight's Bison lineup:

Corey Wimberly -- CF
Fred Lewis -- LF
Vinny Rottino -- RF
Valentino Pascucci -- 1B
Matt Tuiasosopo -- 3B
Josh Satin -- 2B
Omar Quintanilla -- SS
Jean Luc Blaquiere -- C
Matt Harvey -- P

Click here for Mike Harrington's update on the parent Mets, who are opening a three-game series in Toronto tonight.

--- 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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