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Bisons surge past Mud Hens in extras, 6-2


The Bisons defeated Toledo in extra innings on Saturday night, 6-2, after the Herd added four runs in the twelfth.

With the game tied at two runs each, it took twelve innings of play for the Herd to best the Mud Hens. After Jason Leblebijian reached base through a force out, Jon Berti and Roemon Fields loaded the bags up thanks to a fielding error from Toledo's Omar Infante and a walk. Working a 2-2 count, Christian Lopes drove in a pair when he smacked a line drive double to centerfield for the win

Both the Bisons and the Mud Hens got on the board to start their respective nights with two-run home runs. Toledo opened up the bottom half of the second frame with a walk by JaCoby Jones followed by a homer by Matt den Dekker to right field. Then in the fifth inning, Buffalo knotted the game up shortly after Danny Jansen drew a fourth ball. In the ensuing at bat, Leblebijian took a 0-1 count and blasted a pitch to left-center for his eleventh home run of the season.

Joe Biagini started from atop of the mound for the Herd. Biagini went 3.1 innings before leaving the game, giving up two runs off of three hits and three walks. Carlos Ramirez dished in relief for 2.2 innings, holding the Mud Hens scoreless in that time and yielding a single hit.

Jeff Beliveau pitched a pair of innings and did agreat job of getting out of a jam in the eighth with two on base and no outs. Beliveau retired the next three batters in order to preserve the Herd's chance at winning the game. Murphy Smith and Chad Girodo (W, 1-3) each pitched a couple of innings of scoreless relief to close out the game.

The Bisons finish up their four-game set with Toledo on Sunday at 6:05 p.m. Lefty T.J. House (8-11, 4.39 ERA) will be on the mound for Buffalo and Josh Turley (3-3, 2.15 ERA) will get the start for Toledo.

BISONS NOTES: Finishing 1-6 on the night, Rowdy Tellez extended his hitting streak to eleven straight games…Christian Lopes continued his success from his 2-4 night with an even better 3-5 showing with three RBIs tonight…Danny Jansen's start to Triple-A continues to be a big one. He has hits in all four games he's appeared in and is batting .476