Buffalo took advantage of three Tides errors by scoring four unearned runs in a 4-2 win over Norfolk Tuesday.
The Bisons scored once in the first inning and three times in the fourth to send the Tides to their second straight defeat. Norfolk has now lost back-to-back games for the first time since they dropped two straight at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre May 2 and May 3.
Chris Tillman (5-1) suffered the loss, as the 21-year-old allowed four hits while striking out four in five innings of work. Tillman also committed two errors in the contest, which was his first start since he suffered a groin injury on May 23.
Oscar Salazar and Jolbert Cabrera each had two hits to pace Norfolk's offense, while Justin Turner added an RBI single. Salazar's two hits upped his league-leading average to .380, while Cabrera has now hit safely in a season-high six straight games.
Andy Mitchell, Alberto Castillo and Chris Ray combined to allow two hits over four scoreless innings of relief.
The Tides and Bisons will continue their four-game series on Wednesday night, with Bobby Livingston (0-0, 6.00) slated to make his second start for Norfolk against Buffalo right-hander Fernando Nieve (3-0, 3.44). First pitch is scheduled for 7:15.