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Morning Pitch: Bisons end homestand with Sunday afternoon game

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

Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) vs. Gwinnett Braves (Atlanta Braves)

Coca-Cola Field

First pitch: 1:05 p.m.

Gates open: noon

Weather: The weather.com forecast calls for intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day. High near 90F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Promotions: The first 3,000 fans will receive a Bisons Team Photo and prior to the game, Bisons players and coaches will be on the field for an autograph session. It's also Buster's Kids Club Sunday where kids can run the bases after the game.

Rehab: Jose Bautista is scheduled to continue his MLB rehab with the Bisons.

Starting pitchers: Righty Wilmer Font (1-2, 5.28) vs. righty Casey Kelly (2-6, 3.95)

Last game: Bisons drop fourth straight|Bautista leads rehab reunion

Bisons Prospects: Outfielder Dalton Pompey is batting .297 and has a future in Toronto, maybe as a starter if he can keep playing well. He’s a speedster. . . . A.J. Jiminez is only 25 and is a good defensive catcher. After several injury plagued seasons he needs to put together a strong Triple-A season to rejuvenate his stock.

Gwinnett Prospects: Pitcher Aaron Blair entered the season as the No. 4-rated Braves prospect. He’s a 6-foot-5 24-year-old who spent most of June in Atlanta. But he went 0-5 and was sent back to Triple-A. Atlanta has a bunch of promising prospects, but most are at the lower levels of the organization. The rebuild of the Braves will take awhile.

Major connections: The first two hitters in the Gwinnett lineup are MLB veterans. Second baseman Omar Infante has played in 1507 major-league games and was an All-Star in 2010. He won a World Series ring with the Royals last year (although he hardly played). Outfielder Emilio Bonifacio has played 784 MLB games.

Familiar face: Braves catcher George Kottras played for the Herd in 2014.

The homestand: Concludes Sunday.

Tickets: $10-13 at bisons.com and the Coca-Cola Field box office.

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