Found August 15, 2013 on Queen City Sports:
Drabek added a spark to the Bisons bullpen Wednesday, pitching three scoreless innings. (Kathy Willens/Associated Press) Wednesday was a mix of good and bad news for the Buffalo Bisons. The Herd entered their important three game series with Rochester with some bad news, hearing Pawtucket had defeated Louisville 6-5 earlier in the afternoon. Trying to keep pace, Buffalo knew they would have to defeat Thruway Series rival and IL North leader Rochester to stay in the division race and keep pace in the Wild Card. Trailing 3-1 in the sixth, the Bisons got their act together late in Wednesday night’s contest, putting together rallies in the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings, to come out with a pivotal 8-3 win over Rochester. The Herd’s win paired with losses by Rochester and Norfolk has the Bisons thinking about both the IL North and Wild Card races. Here’s a look at the updated IL North and IL Wild Card standings at the conclusion of Wednesday’s contest: IL Wild Card Standings   Club W L PCT▼ GB ELIM # Home Away L 10 Streak   Pawtucket Red Sox (BOS) 65 59 .524 - - 30-28 35-31 6-4 W4   Buffalo Bisons (TOR) 65 60 .520 0.5 20 31-33 34-27 7-3 W1   Norfolk Tides (BAL) 65 61 .516 1.0 19 36-31 29-30 5-5 L1   Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PHI) 64 61 .512 1.5 19 35-26 29-35 6-4 W1  IL North Standings     Rochester Red Wings (MIN) 68 58 .540 - - 35-23 33-35 5-5 L1   Pawtucket Red Sox (BOS) 65 59 .524 2.0 17 30-28 35-31 6-4 W4   Buffalo Bisons (TOR) 65 60 .520 2.5 17 31-33 34-27 7-3 W1   Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PHI) 64 61 .512 3.5 16 35-26 29-35 6-4 W1 Wednesday’s Games of Interest: Rochester 3 Buffalo 8 Louisville 5 Pawtucket 6 Syracuse 1 Lehigh Valley 4 Norfolk 3 Toledo 5 The post Wild Card Update: Bisons Keep Pace With Red Sox appeared first on Queen City Sports.
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