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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 Mike Harrington » Friday, August 26, 2016

(Through Thursday's games. Last week in parentheses) 1. Chicago Cubs. Reached 36 games over .500 for first time since 1945, last World Series season. (1). 2. Texas Rangers. Gomez goes deep in first AB after getting released by Astros. (2) 3. Washington Nationals. DL stint supposed to be short one for sore-elbowed... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Chris Leroux pitched 6 2/3 shutout innings Tuesday night as the Buffalo Bisons clinched a winning homestand with a 3-0 victory over the Rochester Red Wings in Coca-Cola Field. Leroux (8-9) carried a one-hitter into the seventh and left the game after giving up a one-out single to Rochester's Adam Brett Walker and a... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Friday, July 22, 2016

Injury rehab guys often don't do a whole lot during their games in the minor leagues. After all, they're coming back from an injury and their timing is often off. There can be exceptions. Manny Ramirez put up video game numbers in Buffalo in five games in 2000 (.455/1.364/2.011). Jose Bautista starts here tonight after... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Thursday, July 21, 2016

Jose Bautista hit a home run Wednesday night in his first at-bat for Class A Dunedin, so it's likely his plan will hold true and he will be in the Buffalo Bisons' lineup on an injury rehab assignment for Friday's game against Gwinnett in Coca-Cola Field. Bautista's stint will certainly be one of the most watched rehab... 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.