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07/09/2009 9:34 PM ET
Ambres Homers Twice Against His Former Team
Bisons beat Paw Sox 3-1 in opener

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PAWTUCKET, R.I. - The Buffalo Bisons, Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, knocked off the Pawtucket Red Sox 3-1 Thursday. It was the first game of a brief two game series.

The Bisons offense was feeling Chipper at McCoy Stadium. Former Paw Sox and now Buffalo outfielder Chip Ambres knocked in all three runs in the victory with his sixth and seventh homeruns of the season, his third and fourth since being traded from Pawtucket.

The first blast came in the fourth inning. With Jesus Feliciano on in front of him, Ambres belted a homer over the low left field fence. The Bisons took the lead 2-1.

Chip's second shot came with two outs and the bases empty in the top of the eighth inning. The dinger made the score its final 3-1.

Nelson Figueroa was outstanding once again on the mound. He tossed eight innings allowing three hits. He allowed one run, walked one and struck out nine. The K total ties a season high. The all-star also picked up the win, his fifth straight winning decision.

Brandon Knight came on in relief of Figueroa. He picked up his first save of the year after starting most of the season. Knight worked a perfect ninth.

Buffalo and Pawtucket play again Friday. Tobi Stoner will take the hill for the Herd. Enrique Gonzalez is up for Pawtucket at 7:05.

-- the herd --

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