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Short night for Herd, Yankees

After a 3-hour, 43-minute affair last night ended in bizarre walk-off fashion on Jack Cust's homer, the Bisons and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees are back at it again this afternoon a scant 14 hours after they finished.

The teams have split the first two games of the four-game set, which has Scranton as the home team in each game. It's quite a logjam in the IL North as Pawtucket still leads the division, Lehigh Valley is second and 1 1/2 games out, with the Bisons 2 1/2 back and Scranton 3 1/2 out. By far the toughest of the three divisions in the IL.

Largely the same lineups for both teams except that Friday night catchers Lucas May and Francisco Cervelli get the days off. Here's the rundown:

Corey Wimberly, cf
Fred Lewis, lf 
Josh Satin, 1b
Valentino Pascucci, dh
Matt Tuiasosopo, 3b
Jordany Valdespin, 2b
Jean Luc Blaquiere,  c
Dustin Martin, rf
Omar Quintanilla,  ss
Garrett Olson, p

Kevin Russo,  cf
Matt Antonelli, ss 
Steve Pearce, 1b
Jack Cust, dh
Ronnier Mustelier,lf
Brandon Laird,  3b
Cole Garner,  rf
Gustavo Molina,  c
Ramiro Pena, 2b
D.J. Mitchell, p 

---Mike Harrington

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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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