BUFFALO – Melky Mesa led off the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 11th inning with his sixth homer of the season, taking Buffalo Bisons pitcher C.J. Nitkowski over the wall in right center field for the winning run as the Yankees downed the Bisons 4-3 in 11 innings.
The win, the eighth straight for the Yankees, is the team's longest winning streak since SWB won eight straight from August 18-27, 2010.
Fred Lewis led off the game for the Bisons with a double off the wall in left-center for a two-base hit on the first pitch of the game thrown by starter Mike O'Connor. Brad Emaus followed up the double with a single to center field, scoring Lewis for a 1-0 Bisons lead.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the third inning on the first of the three RBIs of the night by Corban Joseph.
Chris Dickerson doubled to the gap in right center off Bisons starter Armando Rodriguez and came home on Joseph's RBI single to right, tying te game up.
Buffalo scored the next two runs off O'Connor by picking up a single run in the fourth inning and another single run in the sixth.