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By Mike Harrington » Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The championship series in each Triple-A league opens tonight, and the finals of the International League and Pacific Coast League each feature their circuit’s last two winners. It’s a rematch in the IL, as the 2013 champion Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay) travel to Pawtucket, the Boston affiliate that took the… Read more »

By Amy Moritz » Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Toronto Blue Jays made their roster moves official on Tuesday for the annual September call-ups. From the pitching staff lefty Daniel Norris, lefty Sean Nolin and righty Kendall Graveman were recalled along with infielder Ryan Goins and outfielder Anthony Gose. Toronto also selected the contracts of catcher George Kottaras… Read more »

By Amy Moritz » Monday, September 1, 2014

SYRACUSE — It’s the last day of the regular season and the Buffalo Bisons will look to go out on a winning note as they play the IL North Division champs Syracuse at 2 at NBT Bank Stadium. The Herd lost a heartbreaker Sunday night. After rallying from a 3-0… Read more »

By Mike Harrington » Sunday, August 31, 2014

TORONTO — One quick note of great news on the way out of Rogers Centre: The Tampa Bay Rays have announced their September callups and will be purchasing the contract of Ransomville native and former University at Buffalo pitcher Steve Geltz on Monday from the Durham Bulls. Geltz, 26, is… Read more »

By Amy Moritz » Sunday, August 31, 2014

SYRACUSE — It’s the last two games of the regular season. And the Buffalo Bisons are still in the playoff race. The Herd hasn’t been in this exciting of a position since 2007 when their playoff hopes were dashed on the second-last day of the regular season. The Bisons are hoping… Read more »

By Mike Harrington » Sunday, August 31, 2014

TORONTO — The big news out of Rogers Centre today is that Derek Jeter is in the lineup for his final game here against the Blue Jays and Jacoby Ellsbury once again is not. Jeter will be honored by the Blue Jays in a pregame ceremony and will serve as… Read more »

By Amy Moritz » Saturday, August 30, 2014

ROCHESTER — While the Buffalo Bisons are dealing with a playoff race, their newest member is dealing with returning from injury. Again. Joining the Bisons today is pitcher Brandon Morrow, on a Major League Rehabilitation assignment. Morrow has been sidelined since May 3 with a torn tendon sheath on his right… Read more »

By Mike Harrington » Saturday, August 30, 2014

TORONTO — There will be a bit of a surprise in the lineup on both sides of the diamond today in Rogers Centre if you tune into the Yankees-Blue Jays game (1 p.m. on YES). The first is that Derek Jeter is again playing for the Yankees, even though it’s… Read more »

By Mike Harrington » Friday, August 29, 2014

TORONTO — Last time in a city, prior to the first game. Sit in the dugout before the team stretches and reminisce with the media for a few minutes. It’s been the regular formula for Derek Jeter’s final season — he will tell you it’s not a “farewell tour” –… Read more »

By Amy Moritz » Friday, August 29, 2014

ROCHESTER — Their destiny is no longer entirely in their hands. The Buffalo Bisons Tragic Number is now three. Which means if Pawtucket wins three out of its last four games, the Herd is done, regardless of what Bisons do. Then there’s Rochester, the Herd’s opponent tonight and Saturday, sitting two… Read more »
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Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master's degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.