Bisons drop series opener 6-1 to RailRiders

Jon Berti provided a solo home run

Roemon Fields was 2-3 in the game

By Lucas Sperduti / Buffalo Bisons | July 13, 2017 10:02 PM

The Bisons returned from the All-Star break falling to the RailRiders 6-1 Thursday night at Coca-Cola Field.

The RailRiders got things going early jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the second. Buffalo's starter T.J. House allowed a single and back-to-back walks to load the bases in the inning. The RailRiders capitalized with Mark Payton and Jonathan Diaz each delivering a sacrifice fly for the two-run advantage.

House made his 17th start for the Herd. Through six innings, he allowed five runs on seven hits and also walked four batters. House was charged with the loss giving him a 6-9 record this year.

Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre scratched across another pair of runs in the third with a RBI double and a fielder's choice to go up 4-0 on the Herd.

Miguel Andujar's third home run of the season came in the fifth inning. The solo shot to left added to the RailRiders lead making it 5-0.

Roemon Fields made a tremendous diving catch in the sixth.

Video: 7-13_SWB_Fields_Dive

"Diaz played with us before, I know him pretty well so I kind of knew he would try and turn on it so I played in a little bit and it just came out right," Fields said

Buffalo's lone run came in the seventh off the bat of Jon Berti. Berti got ahold of a pitch that just snuck over the wall in left for his first blast of the season.

Video: 7-13_SWB_Berti_Homers

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