Buffalo was one of the hottest teams in the International League will wins in four straight and nine of their last 12 games. The Chiefs got solid work from starter Zach Duke to cool the red-hot Bisons bats
His Chief teammates, meanwhile, got plenty of big hits. Right fielder Brett Carroll opened the scoring with a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning. Corey Brown added two more in the fourth with a double to centerfield.
Syracuse increased their lead to 5-0 in the sixth inning on an RBI-single from Jarrett Hoffpauir and a sac fly from Mark Teahan. Former Bisons outfielder Jason Michaels added a two-run double in the eighth inning before an eighth run was added in the ninth inning.
The Bisons will look to even up the series on Wednesday night (6:05 p.m.) with righty Matt Harvey on the mound.
BISONS BITS: Chuck James pitched two innings of shutout relief. He has allowed just one run in nine appearances this year....Valentino Pascucci went 0-4 and saw his Bisons' best 13-game hit streak come to an end...Vinny Rottino had one of Buffalo's four hits. His hit streak now reached 12 games