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Familia makes his 27th start

Jeurys Familia makes his 27th start of the season tonight as the Buffalo Bisons end their seasons series with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees at Coca-Cola Field. The 27th start is the most by a pitcher in the International League this season. Familia is 8-8 with a 4.65 ERA. His 112 strikeouts are tied for seventh most by a Bison pitcher in the Modern Era along with Matt Harvey (2012) and Dorn Taylor (1990).

John Maine gets the start for Scranton. He has a 1-2 career record against the Bisons with a 6.10 ERA, including the 2004 season when he pitched with Ottawa. 

The Bisons are looking to end a five-game losing skid while Scranton is on a season-best eight-game win streak and on top of the IL North Division standings.

In roster moves today, righty Drew Carpenter was promoted to the Herd from Double-A Binghamton while righty Armando Rodriguez was transferred back to the B-Mets.

Carpenter was signed as a minor league free agent by the New York Mets on Aug. 10. In five gaves with Binghamton he recorded three saves giving up just four hits with 10 strikeouts in five innings of work.  

Rodriguez made his Triple-A debut with the Herd on Thursday, throwing 4 1/3 innings giving up one run in a no-decision.

Tonight's lineups:

Chris Dickerson -- LF
Corban Joseph -- 2B
Eduardo Nunez -- SS
Ronnier Mustelier -- DH
Brandon Laird -- 3B
Francisco Cervelli -- C
Melky Mesa -- CF
Kosuke Fukudome -- 1B
Darnell McDonald -- RF

Fred Lewis -- RF
Josh Satin -- 2B
Lucas Duda -- LF
Valentino Pascucci -- DH
Matt den Dekker -- CF
Matt Tuiasosopo -- 3B
Adam Loewen -- 1B
Josh Rodriguez -- SS
Mike Nickeas -- C

--- 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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