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Morning Pitch: Independence Eve Celebration as Bisons host Scranton

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: 6:05 p.m.

Gates open: 4:30 p.m. And plan on getting to the ballpark early. Fans with tickets at will call are encourage to come early to avoid long lines. The box office opens at 10 a.m. All fans are encouraged to arrive early as the game is a near sell-out.

Fan guide: For all your game-day questions regarding the 22nd Annual Key Bank Independence Eve Celebration with the BPO, check out the Bisons fan guide.

Weather: A beautiful night for baseball according to weather.com with a forecast calling for a few clouds from time to time. Low 57. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Promotions: The first 3,000 fans will receive a Key Bank wallet.

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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.

WCC Race: Celery had an early lead only to stop and deliver a birthday present to Buster. Atomic took the win.

The homestand: The Bisons finish their four-game series with the RailRiders Sunday at 6:05 p.m., when the team will host the annual Independence Eve celebration. The festivities include a post-game performance by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus and the largest fireworks display of the season at Coca-Cola Field.

Tickets: $27, bisons.com, Coca-Cola Field Box Office.

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