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Morning Pitch: Bisons and Syracuse conclude series

The Buffalo Bisons and Syracuse Chiefs wrap up their series at Coca-Cola Field on Thursday. Here's what you need to know:

Today's game: 6:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5 p.m.)

Promotion: McDonald's Day. The first 2,000 fans to enter the ballpark will receive a coupon for a free signature crafted sandwich.

No-rain guarantee: If it rains at any point between the scheduled first pitch and the final out, fans can exchange their ticket for that game for two additional tickets for any remaining game during the month of May, even if the game is not delayed or interrupted because of the weather.

Weather: That no-rain guarantee might be challenged for Thursday's game. The forecast from calls for some clouds and possibly an isolated thunderstorm in the afternoon. High 74. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Probables: Luis Santos (1-2, 5.50) for Buffalo against Syracuse righty Greg Ross (1-2, 7.71).

Last game: The Herd rallied with four runs in the ninth but it wasn't enough as Syracuse held on for a 7-5 win on Wednesday.

Quick hits: Syracuse 7, Bisons 5

The homestand: Thursday closes out the four-game series with Syracuse. Friday opens a three-game series with the Pawtucket Red Sox with Boston hurler David Price scheduled for a Major League rehabilitation start for the PawSox on Friday (7:05 p.m.). The teams will play at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.


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