Bisons fall to Chiefs after walk-off single, 6-5

Raffy Lopez had two homers in the loss

By Robby Johnson | June 24, 2017 10:39 PM ET

The Bisons dropped their third straight game, 6-5, to Syracuse on Saturday night at NBT Bank Stadium after a walk-off single from the Chiefs' Alejandro De Aza.

Syracuse's game-winner came with the bases loaded and the with things tied up at five runs during the bottom of the ninth. With the bases loaded, De Aza was ahead 2-0 in the count and batted a walk-off single to the gap in right field and seal the victory for the home team.

The Chiefs had to pull off a comeback for a shot at the win when they were down 5-3 in the sixth. In their half of the frame, an Adrian Sanchez sac bunt brought Emmanuel Burris to third base and Brandon Snyder grounded out towards Bisons second baseman Jason Leblebijian to score Burris. Clint Robinson brought Stevenson home an at bat later with a left field bloop single.  

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Bisons lose pitchers' duel to Chiefs, 2-1

Shane Opitz drove in the only Buffalo run

By Lucas Sperduti | June 23, 2017 9:39 PM ET

The Bisons scored just one run as they lose 2-1 to Syracuse, extending their losing streak to nine games Friday night at NBT Bank Stadium.

Irving Falu came through again for the Chiefs. In the seventh inning of a tie game, He stepped to the plate and provided the go-ahead run with a homer off the top of the wall. Falu was last night's hero with a walk-off homerun in the ninth. The long ball was his fifth of the season.

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Play Catch on the Field now set for July 25

Bring your mitt and play catch following Bisons game

June 23, 2017 2:50 PM ET

The Bisons have rescheduled their annual 'Play Catch on the Field' event, which will now be following the team's game against the Durham Bulls on Tuesday, July 25.

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Make sure you bring your mitt to the ballpark because following the Herd's 7:05 p.m. game against Durham, fans will be allowed down on the field for a game of catch under the lights. Baseballs will be provided by the Bisons.

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Bisons fall to Chiefs in walk-off fashion, 7-6

Herd drops eighth in a row after leading early

June 22, 2017 10:25 PM ET

In a crazy finish on Thursday night at NBT Bank Stadium, the Chiefs dealt the Bisons their eighth consecutive defeat.

Irving Falu's fourth hit of the night was a ninth-inning, walk-off home run that lifted the Thruway rival to a 7-6 victory over the Bisons.

The defeat comes in a game the Herd led throughout. Buffalo tallied in the first, tacked on two more runs in the third and carried a 5-2 advantage into the eighth. Even after the Chiefs tied the game at five, Christian Lopes' sacrifice fly in the ninth gave the Bisons another chance to snap its recent skid.

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Irish Festival Night - Tuesday, June 27

Pregame Pavilion Party to include food specials, live entertainment and special honoree 'Peg' Overdorf. Postgame Fireworks

June 22, 2017 3:17 PM ET

On Tuesday, June 27, we know exactly where Erin Go….to the Bisons Irish Festival Night!

Lucky for all of us, the Bisons annual Festival Night series begins this Tuesday with Irish Festival Night, presented by JP Fitzgerald's and the Financial Trust Credit Union. The Herd hosts the Rochester Red Wings with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch, but you'll want to make sure you head out to the ballpark early and stay late for all the fun that scheduled!

The evening's festivities start with a pregame Pavilion Party beginning at 5pm with live entertainment, food specials and special awards ceremonies for this year's Bisons' Irish Night Honoree, Margaret Overdorf. Then after the game, make sure you check out a spectacular Fireworks Show, presented by UNYTS.

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Red Wings take down the Bisons, 3-1

Mike Ohlman batted in the lone Herd run

By Robby Johnson | June 21, 2017 4:46 PM ET

The Bisons lost their seventh straight game on Wednesday afternoon after dropping a 3-1 matchup to Rochester at Frontier Field.

The Red Wings hauled in a trio of solo home runs in the middle innings, with two of them coming in the fourth frame. Rochester's Mitch Garver batted his sixth home run of the season with a full count to right-center field to get the opening score. After a pair of at bats, Niko Goodrum stepped up to the plate and gave the Red Wings a two-run advantage after sending a ball towards right field for his seventh homer of the year.

Rochester scored their final run of the day when Zack Granite hit a home run to right field in the fifth inning on a 1-2 count against Luis Santos. The homer was only the second for Granite on the season and gave the Red Wings a 3-0 lead. 

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Concert 'Set List' revealed for July 3rd event

KeyBank Independence Eve Celebration to pay tribute to military heroes, lost big screen icons and larger than life characters

June 21, 2017 12:54 PM ET

On Monday, July 3, the best Western New York summer tradition returns to Coca-Cola Field. And with the 23rd installment of the KeyBank Independence Eve Celebration just days away, the Bisons and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus shared a musical program that will pay tribute to military heroes, lost big screen icons and larger than life characters.

Over 400,000 fans have attended the KeyBank Independence Eve Celebration since the tradition began in 1995. This year, fans will once again be treated with a Postgame Concert by the award-winning BPO & Chorus led by conductor Stefan Sanders as well as the Largest Fireworks Show of the Season!

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Bisons fall 4-3 to Red Wings

The Herd cannot overcome rough first inning

By Lucas Sperduti | June 20, 2017 10:14 PM ET

Struggling Bisons offense cannot comeback from a first inning deficit as they lose to Rochester 4-3 Tuesday night at Frontier Field

The Red Wings got things going immediately in the home half of the first. They had four hits through their first five batters, including back-to-back doubles to grab an early 3-0 lead.

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Bisons fall in 7-0 shutout to Rochester

Red Wings string together 17 hits over Herd

By Robby Johnson | June 19, 2017 10:12 PM ET

The Bisons fell to Rochester on Monday night in a 7-0 shutout loss at Frontier Field. The Red Wings had 17 hits and capitalized on a dominant third inning in their victory over the Herd.

Already leading by a pair of runs heading into the third, the Red Wings quickly opened the gap with four runs thanks to a trio of doubles and a sacrifice fly. ByungHo Park had the first double of the frame when he sent a line drive to left field to score Niko Goodrum. Then on the second and third straight at bats respectively, Tommy Field and John Ryan Murphy sent consecutive doubles to left field and stretch the Rochester lead to 5-0.

The Red Wings added one more run in that already successful frame to ice the game with a sac fly from Engelb Vielma towards Ian Parmley in right field, scoring Murphy. 

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Bisons swept by Railriders with 2-0 Loss

Sparkman allows two runs in rehab start

By Robby Johnson | June 18, 2017 4:58 PM ET

The Bisons closed out a seven game home stand with a rain-shortened 2-0 loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday afternoon at Coca-Cola Field. The Herd gave up two runs to the Railriders in the first inning that that they couldn't recover from.

Both of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's runs came in the opening inning of the game after a Tyler Wade single to centerfield. Following a force out that brought Dustin Fowler to first base, Donovan Solano batted his ninth double of the season to plate Fowler. On the ensuing at bat, Tyler Austin sent a sacrifice fly to Bisons centerfielder Roemon Fields to score Solano and give the Railriders the 2-0 edge. 

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