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Morning Pitch: Hot Bisons close series with Clippers

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

Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) vs. Columbus Clippers (Cleveland Indians) at Coca-Cola Field

First pitch: 1:05 p.m. Sunday. Gates open: Noon.

Promotions: It’s Kids Club Sunday. After the game all kids in attendance can run the bases.

Weather: The forecast for Sunday is sunny and 65 degrees. updates for 14203:

Starting pitchers: Lefty Brett Oberholtzer (0-0, 1.00) pitches for Buffalo against lefty Ryan Merritt (2-1, 3.63).

Last game: Buffalo 5, Columbus 0. The Bisons are hot. They have won four straight and five of last seven. Buffalo (10-4) stands first in the International League’s North Division.

WCC Race: Wing won for the fourth time this season.

Bisons Prospects: The top Jays prospect on the Bisons’ roster is Rowdy Tellez, ranked No. 6 by Baseball America. Five of Toronto’s top 10 prospects are on the Double-A roster. There’s a good chance some of them will get up to Buffalo this season. Those Double-A prospects are: Outfielder Anthony Alford (No. 2), pitcher Sean Reid-Foley (No. 3), Pitcher Connor Greene (No. 4), shortstop Richard Urena (No. 5), and pitcher Jon Harris (No. 9). . . . Other Herd prospects include outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. (No. 26).

Indians prospects: The No. 2-rated prospect in the Cleveland Indians organization comes to town with Columbus. Bradley Zimmer was a first-round pick by the Indians in 2014. Shortstop Erik Gonzlez is the ninth-rated prospect.

Familiar face: Chris Colabello is playing for the Clippers. The 33-year-old played with the Bisons in 2015 before being promoted to the Blue Jays. After serving an 80-game suspension for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs, he spent most of his playing days of 2016 with the Herd, hitting .180 in 40 games with Buffalo.

The homestand: After Sunday’s game, the Herd has an off-day on Monday then starts a six-game road trip in Norfolk on Tuesday.

Tickets: Tickets are $10.50 to 13.50. At, Coca-Cola Field Box Office.

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