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Knights lose 3rd straight to Bisons

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).

Char.abrhbi
Hernandez cf4220
Sanchez 2b4111
Phegley c5011
Davidson 3b0001
Black ph-1b4011
Phipps dh3110
Liddi 1b-3b4010
Tekotte rf3000
Saladino ss4011
Mitchell lf2100
Totals33585

Buff.abrhbi
Mastroianni cf4220
Goins ss5231
Pillar lf5022
Johnson dh4011
Tuiasosopo rf3000
Goedert 1b4110
Diaz 2b4100
Nickeas c4021
Kawasaki 3b4021
Totals366136

Char.211100000581
Buff.0200002023131

E — Liddi, Kawasaki. DP–Char. 1. LOB–Char. 8, Buff. 9. 2B–Sanchez, Phipps, Saladino, Kawasaki. 3B–Goins, Pillar. SF–Davidson. SB–Hernandez.

Char.IPHRERBBSO
Paulino252111
Surkamp652217
Purcey (L 0-1)032200

Buff.IPHRERBBSO
Romero485543
Rasmussen200004
Tepera (W 1-1)300014

T-2:48. A-4,923.

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