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By Amy Moritz » 8:00 AM

Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders (New York Yankees) Coca-Cola Field First pitch: 7:05 p.m. Gates open: 6 p.m.. Weather: Weather.com calls for mostly sunny skies. High 82. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Promotions: TWOsdays. Get two tickets for the price of one with aa... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Monday, August 29, 2016

The Buffalo Bisons won for the second time in the last nine games, holding on for a 3-2 win over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs at Coca-Cola Field Monday night. The Herd scored single runs in the first, fourth and fifth and got an impressive start from righty Casey Lawrence. Quality start: Lawrence threw seven innings,... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Monday, August 29, 2016

Baseball statistics run deep, but the one listed in the bio for Buffalo Bisons catcher Erik Kratz is, well, eye catching. This year Kratz appeared as both a pitcher and catcher for two different Major League teams, Houston and Pittsburgh. He was the first player to do that, pitch and catch for two different teams in... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Monday, August 29, 2016

Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) vs. Lehigh Valley (Philadelphia Phillies) Coca-Cola Field First pitch: 7:05 p.m. Gates open: 6 p.m.. Weather: Weather.com calls partly cloudy skies. High 81.. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Promotions: Markdown Monday features $1 ice cream and $1 popcorn. Starting... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Sunday, August 28, 2016

  Playing in Triple-A is not the goal of professional baseball players. But when your career starts like it did for relief pitcher Chris Smith, well, there is definitely something to celebrate when reaching this level. It's been a winding road for Smith, who made his Triple-A debut with the Buffalo Bisons Sunday... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Sunday, August 28, 2016

A big fourth inning helped Lehigh Valley take a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Bisons at Coca-Cola Field Sunday afternoon. The Herd has just two wins in their last 10 games. Lehigh Valley improved to 80-55 overall, becoming the second club in the International League to reach the 80-win mark this season along with IL North... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Sunday, August 28, 2016

Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) vs. Lehigh Valley (Philadelphia Phillies) Coca-Cola Field First pitch: 1:05 p.m. Gates open: noon. Weather: Weather.com calls for considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 83. Winds SW at 10 to 20... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Saturday, August 27, 2016

Lehigh Valley hit early and hit often in a 12-2 win over the Buffalo Bisons on Saturday night at Coca-Cola Field. The IronPigs scored seven runs in the first inning and finished with 16hits. It's the second time the Herd has lost by 10 runs to Lehigh Valley this year, dropping a 10-0 decision in Allentown, Pa., on July... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Buffalo Bisons have already passed their tragic number eliminating them from the playoffs for the 11th straight season. The Herd was last seen in the postseason in 2005 when they won the International League North Division and lost in the semifinals to the Indianapolis Indians. Ah, but there's some lemonade to be... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Saturday, August 27, 2016

Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) vs. Lehigh Valley (Philadelphia Phillies) Coca-Cola Field First pitch: 6:05 p.m. Gates open: 4:30 p.m. Weather: Weather.com calls for mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 89. Winds light and variable. Promotions: The second annual Superhero night... Read More

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About the reporters

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.