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Familia gets his 13th start

Jeurys Familia gets his 13th start of the season tonight as the Buffalo Bisons host the Norfolk Tides in the third game of the series. Familia is 1-1 with a 2.31 earned run avarge in June. Over 11 2/3 innings of work he has 10 strikeouts. In his last six starts, he is 3-1 with 27 strikeouts in 28 1/2 innings.

Meanwhile Valentino Pascucci was scratched from the lineup. He was slotted to start in right field for the Bisons, but left the ballpark due to illness. Dustin Martin will take his spot in right.

Also in transaction news, outfielder Matt den Dekker will join the Bisons from Double-A Binghamton tomorrow.

Today's Herd lineup:

Corey Wimberly -- DH
Fred Lewis -- LF
Josh Satin -- 1B
Matt Tuiasosopo -- 3B
Raul Reyes -- CF
Rob Johnson -- C
Dustin Martin -- RF
Brad Emaus --2B
Sean Kazmar -- 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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