(bisons.com)- The Bisons overwhelmed the Charlotte Knights with both for their second straight win, 8-4, on Mother's Day at BB&T Ballpark. Buffalo set season highs with four home runs and six stolen bases to improve to 6-1 against the Knights this season.
When the Bisons weren't circling the bases they were taking them one at a time. The four home runs were the most for the club since hitting five out a year ago to the day, May 11, 2013 in Louisville. The six stolen bases were the most for the Herd in over seven years when they took six from Syracuse on May 1, 2007.
Jared Goedert had two of the homers for Buffalo, one of which was the biggest hit of the game. The third baseman pulled a solo shot into the bleachers in left field in the second inning to give the Herd a 2-0 lead. Then, as the Bisons trailed 3-2 in the sixth, he launched a three-run shot to left field to give the Bisons the lead for good.
Goedert is the second Bisons hitter with a multi-homer game this season, joining Juan Francisco (4/6 at Rochester).
Anthony Gose got in each column for the Herd, stealing a pair of bases and going deep. The outfielder stole his first of two bases on the day in the first inning and advanced to third on an errant throw from Knights catcher Hector Gimenez. That put Gose in position to score on Kevin Pillar's sac fly for the game's first run.
Gose also hit a solo home run in the seventh that increased the Bisons lead to 6-4. For Gose, the homer was his second in three days at BB&T Ballpark.
A two-run eighth inning sealed the win. Dan Johnson led off the frame with his team-best sixth home run of the season. Matt Tuiasosopo doubled, stole third and scored on another sacrifice fly, this one from Ryan Goins.
Along with Gose and Tuiasosopo, Ryan Goins, Darin Mastroianni and Pillar all stole bases on Sunday.
All the offense went to the benefit of Liam Hendriks, who ran his record to a perfect 5-0 on the year. The righty allowed four runs in six innings of work with four strikeouts.
Just activated off the team's disabled list, Neil Wagner pitched a scoreless inning of relief.