Bisons Nip RailRiders to End Streak
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Bryan Mitchell (2-3) absorbed a tough-luck loss after allowing three runs on four hits, all in the fourth inning. The right-hander struck out a Triple-A career-high 11 hitters over 7.2 innings while walking two. T.J. House (8-10) worked around eight hits to limit SWB to one run over 6.1 innings. Chris Smith earned his sixth save with Buffalo by working a scoreless ninth.
The RailRIders only run came in the second. Donovan Solano singled to right and raced home on a double to right-center by Ji-Man Choi.
Aaron Hicks played five innings in center field on rehab assignment with SWB and finished 1-for-3 at the plate with a first inning single.
Jake Cave singled to left in the first inning and finished 1-for-3 with a walk. He extended his hitting streak to 17 games and has hit safely in 22 consecutive games at PNC Field.
Miguel Andujar finished 1-for-4 and extended his hitting streak to 16 games on a third-inning single.
The 2016 Gildan Triple-A National Champion RailRiders conclude their series with the Buffalo Bisons on Thursday, August 3. Left-hander Caleb Smith (8-0, 2.07) gets the nod in his Triple-A return against right-hander Nick Tepesch (0-0, 2.57). WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page will be in the house as part of the Legends Series, presented by Maines Food and Party Warehouse! For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255)or visit swbrailriders.com.