(Pawtucket, RI) – Pawtucket starter Brandon Workman combined with three relievers on a five-hitter with 14 strikeouts while Will Middlebrooks continued his MLB rehab assignment with a home run as the PawSox dropped the Buffalo Bisons, 3-1, Saturday night in front of 10,289 fans at McCoy Stadium to win their fourth straight game.
Middlebrooks, playing in the second game of his most recent injury rehab stint, lasted the entire game at third base and went 2-for-4 with a homer that put Pawtucket in front 2-0 in the fifth. The 25-year-old, on the disabled list since May 16th, is attempting to return to Boston from finger and wrist injuries and is now 2-for-6 with a sacrifice fly over the last two nights.
Workman (5-1) blanked Buffalo for five innings, scattering three hits and two walks and fanning six. Pawtucket (54-48) has won the first three games in the series and eight of ten overall to move six games above .500 for the first time since May 18th.