Castillo’s homer sends Herd to third loss in row

The Buffalo News - - INSIDE THE BISONS -

It’s early, but with three losses in a row, the Buf­falo Bisons (2-4) are al­ready three games out of first place in the North Divi­sion of the In­ter­na­tional League.

Led by Rus­ney Castillo’s three­run homer in the fifth in­ning, the Paw­tucket Red Sox de­feated the Bisons, 6-4, Tues­day night be­fore 4,295 at Sahlen Field. The three-game se­ries wraps up Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon (Ra­dio 1520, 1:05 p.m.).

Up to Tues­day night, Roe­mon Fields, Ca­van Big­gio and Andy Burns had ac­counted for 21 of the team’s 34 hits. They each had hits in the loss but were joined by Eric Sog­ard (three sin­gles), Jor­dan Pat­ter­son (two dou­bles, two RBIs) and An­thony Al­ford (sin­gle, triple). Buf­falo got hits from eight of the nine slots in the bat­ting or­der. PawSox re­liever Bobby Poyner, a lefty, pitched the ninth and gave up a sin­gle to Burns and Pat­ter­son’s sec­ond dou­ble be­fore strik­ing out Gun­nar Heidt, Pa­trick Cantwell and Roe­mon Fields.

Paw­tucket took the lead with three runs in the third in­ning. Nick Lovullo, son of the for­mer Bisons man­ager and play­ing fa­vorite, sin­gled one run home. The sec­ond crossed on a wild pitch and the third on Gorkys Her­nan­dez’s sac­ri­fice fly.

Bisons starter Ja­cob Wagues­pack (1-1) de­parted in the fourth af­ter Castillo’s homer to left cen­ter and a sin­gle by Sam Travis. Dusty Isaacs came on and hit Josh Ockimey with a pitch be­fore re­tir­ing the next eight bat­ters.

Lefty Shawn Mo­ri­mando (0-1, 6.00) is Wed­nes­day’s sched­uled starter for the Bisons against right-han­der Erasmo Ramirez (0-0, 4.50).

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