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By Mike Harrington » Friday, September 30, 2016

(Through Thursday's games. Last week in parenthesis) 1. Chicago Cubs. Need to avoid billy goats and Bartmans as postseason cranks up. (1). 2. Texas Rangers. Best record in AL means a lot: Entered weekend 52-26 at home. (2) 3. Washington Nationals. Sick bay grows: Ramos injury is potentially devastating. (4) 4.... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Sunday, September 25, 2016

TORONTO -- We played baseball in Rogers Centre and lots of other places around the major leagues Sunday because that's what the game does. Year after year, in good times and bad times. Through tragedy, whether personal or national. Day after day. It's not often we have a day like Sunday, where one of the game's best is... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Sunday, September 25, 2016

TORONTO -- Baseball will forge on today even as players and coaches around the game mourn the sudden and shocking death of Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez in a boating accident overnight off Miami Beach. "I think we're all shocked. It's sad, a very sad day," Girardi said in Rogers Centre prior to the Yankees'... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Saturday, September 24, 2016

(Through Friday's games. Most recent in parenthesis) 1. Chicago Cubs. Headed for first 100-win season since 1935. (1). 2. Texas Rangers. Division Series grudge match with Blue Jays in offing if Toronto wins wild card game. (2) 3. Boston Red Sox. Key to the standings: Entered weekend 23-9 vs. AL East since July 1.... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Saturday, September 17, 2016

(Through Friday's games. Last week in parenthesis) 1. Chicago Cubs. NL Central clinching was end of summer-long coronation. (1). 2. Texas Rangers. Are MLB-best 33-10 in one-run games. (2) 3. Washington Nationals. Good thing Murphy has no opt-out: He'd make a killing this winter. (3) 4. Cleveland Indians. A 12-1... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Saturday, September 10, 2016

(Through Friday's games. Most recent in parenthesis) 1. Chicago Cubs. Postseason foes beware: Have an astounding 51-20 record at Wrigley. (1). 2. Texas Rangers. Rotation entered weekend 1-4, 11.70 in last five starts. (2) 3. Washington Nationals. Real concern if Strasburg will be at full strength in postseason.... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Thursday, September 8, 2016

It was 25 years ago today that one of the most bizarre games in the history of Buffalo sports was played. In the halcyon days of Buffalo baseball, the fourth year for then-Pilot Field, the Bisons winning their first league championship was going to be big news. On Sept. 8, 1991 in old Mile High Stadium, the Herd had a... Read More

By Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges, baseball and hockey 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 an Ironman along with numerous marathons and half marathons. Amy Moritz » Sunday, September 4, 2016

In the penultimate game of the season, the Buffalo Bisons suffered a 1-0 loss to the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium. The Herd has lost six in a row and 13 of its last 15 games. Run by error: Scott Copeland was charged with no earned runs in the loss, but it was his error which allowed Pawtucket to score its only... Read More

By Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges, baseball and hockey 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 an Ironman along with numerous marathons and half marathons. Amy Moritz » Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders clinched the International League North Division title Thursday night. The Railriders defeated the Buffalo Bisons, 6-1, at Coca-Cola Field. Combined with Rochester defeating Lehigh Valley, 1-0, Scranton took the divisional title. The RailRiders took a 4-0 lead in the second,... Read More

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Follow updates from our team and several additional accounts as the Buffalo Bisons host the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in the Herd's final home game of the season. Tweets from https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/bisons-at-syracuse From our season preview: Bisons season outlook A look at the International... Read More

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Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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.