The WooSox fall in the series finale to the Buffalo Bisons

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Worcester Red Sox (18-21) were thwarted by the Buffalo Bisons (23-16) pitching staff Sunday afternoon at Sahlen Field, as Buffalo shut out Worcester by a final out 5-0.

Buffalo won five of the seven games in the series. It was the third time this season the WooSox had been shut out.

The Bisons scored their first point late in the third. With two on and two out, Brian Serven hit a single to right to bring in Leo Jimenez and give Buffalo a 1-0 lead.

Worcester starter Grant Gambrell pitched three innings. He allowed one run on four hits, while walking two and striking out one batter.

Sal Romano followed Gambrell and pitched three innings of relief. Romano retired the first eight batters he faced before allowing a solo homer to Damiano Palmegiani in the bottom of the sixth. Before today, Romano hadn’t allowed a run or a hit in his previous three appearances.

Buffalo opened the scoring in the seventh when Orelvis Martinez hit his second long ball of the week, a three-pointer to put the Bisons up 5-0.

Niko Kavadas finished 1 for 3 with a single and a walk, extending his on-base streak to 19 games. His on-base streak is tied for the second-longest active on-base streak in the International League.

Chase Meidroth recorded his eighth multi-hit game of the season, going 2-for-4 with two singles leading off the game.

The WooSox will enjoy a day off tomorrow before beginning a 12-game homestand Tuesday night at Polar Park, when they host the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m. Radio coverage begins at 5:45 p.m. on 98.9 Nash Icon, 100.1 FM The Pike and the rest of the WooSox Radio Network.