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Morning Pitch:

Going to the game? Here's what you need to know:

Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (New York Yankees)

Coca-Cola Field

First Pitch: 7:05 p.m.

Gates open: 5 p.m.

Weather: According to weather.com the forecast for Friday night calls for scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Clear skies overnight. Low around 55. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain percent.

Promotions: Regular fridaynightbash! festivities will take place including Happy Hour from 5-6:30 p.m. and a post-game fireworks show. The game will also feature a "Second Chance Car Giveaway" where a fan has a chance to win a car every inning.

Starting Pitchers: Lefty John Anderson (1-1, 5.82) is scheduled to start for the Herd while Scranton will throw righty Diego Moreno (3-1, 6.03).

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Bisons Prospects: Four Bisons players were named to the Triple-A All-Star Game: designated hitter Jesus Montero, closer Dustin Antolin, starting pitcher Drew Hutchinson and reliever Ben Rowen. The Bisons haven't had this many all-stars in a season since 2005.

RailRiders Prospects: Right fielder Aaron Judge and catcher Gary Sanchez are the Yankees' second and third-ranked prospects, respectively, according to MLB.com. Left fielder Ben Gamel is ranked 12th.

Major connection: In addition to the previously mentioned Coke, the RailRiders also have former Yankee and Indian Nick Swisher and Luis Severino, who was sent down by the Yankees after struggling in the majors this season.

WCC Race: Blue Cheese took Thursday's win, with a little help as Wing pushed Atomic to keep Atomic from making a final push for the line.

The homestand: The Bisons continue the series against the RailRiderws on Friday (7:05 p.m.), Saturday (1:05 p.m.) and Sunday (6:05 p.m.) Sunday marks the annual Independence Eve celebration with a post-game performance by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus and the largest fireworks display of the season at Coca-Cola Field.

Tickets: $11-13, bisons.com, Coca-Cola Field Box Office.

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