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Morning Pitch: Bisons and Norfolk close out series

The Buffalo Bisons and Norfolk Tides play the rubbermatch of their series at Coca-Cola Field Thursday. The teams split the first two games. Here's what you need to know for today's matinee:

Today's game: 1:05 p.m. (Gates open at noon)

Weather: Another iffy forecast according to weather.com. Cloudy early with thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 66. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.

Probables: Buffalo is scheduled to start righty Mike Bolsinger (0-1, 4.15) while Norfolk's starter is TBA.

Last game: Norfolk won a rain-delayed Wednesday night game, 9-5.

Quick hits: Norfolk 9, Bisons 5

Top prospects: The No. 1 rated prospect in the Baltimore Orioles organization is in town with the Norfolk Tides. Catcher Chance Sisco was rated tops by both Baseball America and MLB.com. The 22-year-old is hitting .242 and went 0 for 4 on Tuesday.

The homestand: The series concludes Thursday. The homestand continues with three games against the Columbus Clippers on Friday (6:05 p.m.), Saturday (1:05 p.m.) and Sunday (1:05 p.m.)

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