ROCHESTER - The Buffalo Bisons scored five runs in the top of the ninth to break open a tight game and received a stellar performance from pitcher Jeurys Familia in a 10-3 victory over the Rochester Red Wings.
The Bisons led, 5-3, going into the final inning and then came out swinging.
Josh Rodriguez singled to center to start the inning. Matt den Dekker followed with a bunt single, and Rodriguez advanced to third on a throwing error by second baseman Tsuyoshi Nishioka.
Rodriguez scored on a sacrifice fly to center by Mike Nickeas. Fred Lewis struck out swinging for the second out, but Jordany Valdespin walked.
Zach Lutz singled to left to drive in den Dekker. The big blow came from Josh Satin, who hit a two-run homer to left. Satin's home run was his 14th and gave him 59 RBIs, just two behind team leader Val Pascucci.
Meanwhile, Familia put together a stunning outing in what will presumably be his last start with the Bisons this season. The right-hander hasn't missed a turn in the rotation all season and his 28 starts will either lead or share in the lead for the most in the International League this season. The only other Bisons pitcher in the last 17 seasons who has started 28 games in a single year is Dillon Gee in 2010.
Familia's nine strikeouts matched a season-high and his lone walk came in his seventh and final inning as Familia was in a string of eight of 10 batters retired. He fired 63 of his 104 pitches for strikes.
Fred Lewis' two-run homer in the third started the scoring and the third added single runs in each of the next three innings. Matt Tuiasosopo doubled home a run in the fourth.
Rochester is winless in three consecutive season series against the Herd.
The Bisons take on the Red Wings again tonight at 7:05 p.m. (1520-AM), with right-hander Chris Schwinden (8-9) going against Kyle Gibson (0-1).