The Buffalo Bisons kick off a three-game series with the Pawtucket Red Sox on Friday with some big names in the visitors' lineup. Here's what you need to know:
Game time: 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5 p.m.)
Promotions: An extended fridaynightbash! with $3 craft beer and food specials from 5-8 p.m along with post-game fireworks.
Weather: A cooler forecast from weather.com calling for cloudy skies. High 59. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
First pitch: Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott will throw the ceremonial first pitch.
MLB rehab: Oh what a roster the PawSox have as they swing through Buffalo. Pawtucket will start David Price, making his first rehab start as he returns from an elbow injury he suffered in spring training. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval is expected to make his rehab debut as the DH.
Last game: The Herd took three out of four games from Syracuse, winning Thursday's game, 4-3, at Coca-Cola Field. Roemon Fields had the game-winning hit in the eighth inning.
Tickets: $11.50-$13.50 on bisons.com or at the Coca-Cola Field box office.