Niagara Gazette — Negrych led off with a single and Gomez doubled, sending him to third. Sean Ochinko lined to left for a single, scoring Negrych and ending Lobstein’s day.
Toledo reliever Jose Ortega came on and whiffed Eugenio Velez and Anthony Gose, but threw a wild pitch that allowed Gomez to score.
Jose Valverde, who closed games for the Detroit Tigers earlier this year, came on for the bottom of the ninth and allowed two runner before earning his third AAA save. Ochinko grounded out the start the inning, but Velez reached on an error and Gose singled to left. But Valverde won an eight-pitch battle with Kawasaki, striking him out, and Gose was gunned out at second during a double steal to end the game.
NOTES: Four Buffalo relievers (Buddy Carlyle, Sergio Santos, Jeremy Jeffress and Brad Lincoln) combined to toss four shutout innings, giving up two hits while striking out six. ... Melky Cabrera, the outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays who joined the Bisons on a rehab assignment Thursday, did not play. He’s expected to start sometime this weekend.