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Bisons, Chiefs to play two Tuesday

The Buffalo Bisons have yet to play a game before their home fans yet. The Syracuse Chiefs have yet to play a game in front of any fans.

Weather permitting, the teams will play two seven-inning games Tuesday at NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse starting at 4:05 p.m. after their scheduled game Monday night was postponed became of rain.

Buffalo (2-2) split an opening series at Pawtucket. Syracuse (2-0) swept a doubleheader last Friday against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in Allentown, Pa. Those games were moved from Syracuse to Allentown because of unplayable conditions at NBT Bank Stadium. However, Coca-Cola Park there was closed to the public for the doubleheader, so no fans attended.

The Bisons have not announced their starting pitchers for Tuesday’s games. Right-hander Taylor Hill and lefty Aaron Laffey, a former Bison, are scheduled to start for Syracuse.

The same two teams are scheduled to meet again at 1:05 p.m. on Wednesday. It will serve as the Chiefs traditional opener with the ceremonial first pitch and other festivities.

Former Toronto Blue Jays great and Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar will throw out the ceremonial first pitch Thursday when the Bisons play their home opener against the Rochester Red Wings at Coca-Cola Field.

Gates will open at 1 p.m. for the home opener. Festivities will begin at 1:30 with the first pitch scheduled for 2:05. Tickets are available on

Alomar was selected to 12 all-star teams and captured 10 Gold Glove awards at second base during 17 big-league seasons. He finished his career with 2,724 hits and his “12” is the only uniform number that has been retired by the Blue Jays.

Bisons designated hitter Jesus Montero is off to an impressive start, batting .429 and leading the I.L. with 11 total bases.