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Buffalo Bisons

April 17, 2014

Bisons rout RailRiders, 8-2

Tonawanda News — Highly touted Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect Marcus Stroman got his first career win at the Triple-A level, striking out nine batters and allowing five hits but no runs, as the Buffalo Bisons cruised to an 8-2 win over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Wednesday at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo.

The Bisons, who took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, then built their lead to 5-0 in the bottom of the third inning. Chris Getz opened that inning with a single. Steve Tolleson had an RBI triple, while Juan Francisco and Kevin Pillar hit RBI doubles that inning. Matt Tuiasosopo also had an RBI.

Brett Carroll drove in two runs with a single in the bottom of the seventh that put the Herd ahead 8-0 at that point. 

The RailRiders got two runs in the eighth inning to break the shutout.

Stroman improved his record to 1-1 with the win.

The Bisons (7-3) and RailRiders (5-6) will play a doubleheader today, with one game scheduled to make up for a weather-related postponement earlier this week. The first game begins at 12:05 p.m.

In other Bisons news, the team announced Wednesday that infielder Kevin Nolan has been promoted from the Blue Jays’ Double-A affiliate, New Hampshire. Additionally, outfielder Ricardo Nanita was activated off the disabled list while infielder Andy LaRoche was placed on the Bisons’ DL, retroactive to April 15, due to a lower back strain.

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