The Buffalo Bisons defeated the Round Rock Express (Houston Astros) today, 4-3, in their spring exhibition opener at Winter Haven, FL.
Ryan Mulhern finished the game 1-3 with a double and a pair of RBI. The first baseman was the Bisons 2007 Stan Baron Most Valuable Player after hitting .290 with a team-high 16 home runs and 76RBI in 130 games.
Outfielders Nathan Panther (2-3, R) and Ryan Goleski (2-3, R) added to the Bisons' eight-hit attack on Friday.
On the mound, Cleveland Indians' reliever Rafael Betancourt earned the victory with two innings of shutout baseball. He allowed just two hits and struck out two batters. Randy Newsom pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth inning for the save.
Buffalo will take on the Toledo Mud Hens tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. at Winter Haven, FL. RHP Sean Smith is schedule to start for the Bisons.
The Bisons Home Opener is just 28 days away as they will host the Toledo Mud Hens on Friday, April 11 (6:05 p.m.) for a fridaynightbash!®. Season Ticket and ticket packages are now available by calling THE-HERD (716-843-4373). Individual game tickets will go on sale at the team's annual Family Day Open House at Dunn Tire Park, Saturday, March 15 (12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.).-herd-
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