The Syracuse Chiefs (50-33) shutout division rival Buffalo (42-39) 7-0 on Sunday afternoon at NBT Bank Stadium.
The win for the Chiefs came just a few hours after a 13-inning affair with the Bisons, a game Syracuse lost 7-6. As the saying goes in baseball, momentum only goes as far as the next day's starting pitching. Such was the case in Syracuse, as lefty Aaron Laffey (10-3) was superb, firing seven innings of three-hit ball, earning his International League-leading 10th win in the process.
The Syracuse Chiefs offense did their part as well, as Emmanuel Burriss went 4-4 with a home run, a double, two singles, three runs scored and two RBIs.
The Chiefs are 5.0 games ahead of Rochester in the International League North Division, and still have the best record in the International League.
Syracuse is back in action on Monday night at NBT Bank Stadium, with first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m. Aaron Sanchez (0-1, 4.73) will start for the Bisons, while the Chiefs starter is TBD.