Bisons Top Columbus 6-4 - Win Fourth Straight

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( - Normally a base runner doesn't score from second base on a sacrifice fly, but then again Fernando Perez isn't your normal base runner, with blazing speed he went from second to home on a Jordany Valdespin sacrifice fly in the blink of an eye.

The Bisons continue to put up runs and wins getting their fourth win in a row beating the Clippers 6-4 Monday night at Huntington Park a modest run total compared to the 15 and 10 run games the Herd had the two previous nights in Columbus.

The only thing missing from the Bisons offensive attack Monday was the home run as they singled, doubled and sacrificed to score the six runs they needed to get the win. Zach Lutz drove in two RBI, Valdespin three RBI the last one coming in the sixth inning.

With one out Perez stole his fifth base of the season with the Bisons going from first to second during Valdespin's at-bat. With Perez on second Valdespin drove a long fly ball to center field, Perez tagged from second looking to score the whole way.

Perez curved into third base and headed for home. The Clippers center fielder never expected Perez to go for home and didn't get his throw off on time, thinking he was simply conceding third base with two outs. Perez cruised into home to give the Bisons the two run cushion they needed for their fourth win in a row.

Of the three games the Herd played at Huntington Park so far this season Monday was their lowest scoring game having put up 15 and 10 run games the two previous nights.

The Bisons have outscored the Clippers in Columbus 31-9 in three games with one more game to play Tuesday night.

The Herd bullpen came up big in the late innings getting out of crucial jams in the eighth inning to preserve the win for Miguel Batista, his third win of the season in his eighth start.


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