BUFFALO, NY (Bisons.com) - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre snapped the Bisons' winning streak with a 4-3, come-from-behind victory on Sunday afternoon from Coca-Cola Field. The Yankees scored a run in the ninth and one more in the tenth to hand Buffalo their first home loss of the season.
The Bisons had won the first three games of their season-opening homestand.
The Yanks were down to their final out before starting to comeback. With two outs in the top of the ninth, Yankees' shortstop Eduardo Nunez homered on a 1-1 pitch from Bisons' reliever Manny Acosta. It was Nunez's fourth hit of the game.
An inning later, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre got their first two hitters on base with singles from David Winfree and David Weber. After a sacrifice and an intentional walk, pinch hitter Juan Miranda drove home the game winning run with a sac fly to deep centerfield.
Buffalo had their chances. Ruben Tejada was thrown out at the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning, trying to score on Josh Thole's hit to left field. Ike Davis and Mike Hessman led off the tenth with hits, but couldn't be pushed around to score.
The Bisons took a 1-0 lead with their first batter on the day. Jason Pridie homered into the Heron's Landing Party Deck for his first blast with the Bisons. Hessman's RBI-double in the third snapped a 1-1 tie and Alex Cintron homered in the fourth to give Buffalo a 3-1 advantage.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre closed to within 3-2 when Reegie Corona blooped one into left field in the sixth inning to score Colin Curtis.
Bobby Livingston started for the Bisons and gave up one run in five innings of work in a no-decision.
BISONS NOTES:Jason Pridie's lead-off home run was the Bisons first home run to lead off a game since Argenis Reyes accomplished the feat on July 22, 2009 in Louisville...When the Yankees' first baseman David Winfree doubled with two outs in the third inning it snapped a 16-inning stretch that Bisons pitchers had prevented an extra-base hit...Ike Davis went 2-5 at the plate, extending his hit streak to a Bisons' high seven games.