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Buffalo 4, Norfolk 2
By Sean Kenny
The Bisons offense managed to capitalize on the hits that they did scratch across, and the quartet of pitchers today proved effective in their 4-2 win against the Norfolk Tides
Dylan Owen started again today, and was effectively wild on the day, limiting the Tides to two runs on four hits while walking three and striking out two in four and two-thirds innings. Owen threw 65 pitches, 37 for strikes and was pulled in the fifth with rehabbing Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts set to hit. Owen seems to be stretching himself out again, as he only thrown more than six innings once since April 29th. Justin Hampson was the first man out of the Bisons bullpen, and went one and one-third innings, walking one and striking out three. Manny Acosta went two scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out one batter. Fernando Cabrera came out to notch his fourteenth save on the season, striking out two bat...
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