BUFFALO, N.Y. Kevin Pillar’s two-run triple in the bottom of the ninth off Charlotte reliever David Purcey (0-1, 3.18) led the Buffalo Bisons to a 6-5 victory on Saturday in game three of a four-game series.
Bisons righty Ryan Tepera (1-1, 1.59) allowed just one walk over three scoreless, hitless innings for the victory on Saturday. Tepera struck out four en route to his first win of the season. The Buffalo bullpen was solid in relief of starter Ricky Romero, who struggled with his command. Romero allowed five runs on eight hits over four innings and walked four.
Chicago White Sox RHP Felipe Paulino started for the Knights on a rehab assignment and allowed two runs (one earned) over two innings. Paulino, 30, walked one and struck out one. He threw 46 pitches, 26 for strikes in his first rehab start of the season. He was placed on Chicago’s disabled list with right rotator cuff inflammation back on April 28.
LHP Eric Surkamp came on in relief of Paulino and was sharp over six innings. The N.C. State University product gave up two runs on five hits, but did not factor in the decision. He struck out seven and was in line for the win before Buffalo got two runs in the bottom of the ninth.
During the game, the White Sox announced the promotion of Knights lefty Frank De Los Santos to Chicago.
The teams will conclude their series on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. LHP Charlie Leesman (0-2, 1.57) gets the nod against RHP Kyle Drabek (2-2, 4.74).
E — Liddi, Kawasaki. DP–Char. 1. LOB–Char. 8, Buff. 9. 2B–Sanchez, Phipps, Saladino, Kawasaki. 3B–Goins, Pillar. SF–Davidson. SB–Hernandez.
|Purcey (L 0-1)||0||3||2||2||0||0|
|Tepera (W 1-1)||3||0||0||0||1||4|
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