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Morning Pitch: Bisons open series with Pawtucket

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

Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) vs. Pawtucket Red Sox (Boston Red Sox)

Coca-Cola Field

First pitch: 6:05 p.m.

Gates open: 5 p.m.

Promotions: The Bisons teamed up with Consumer's Beverages and Labatt to extend the club's Canadian at par policy from May 16-22. Single-game tickets can be purchased at the box office with Canadian cash accepted at par. Also, Canadian cash (in denominations of $20 or lower) can be used to buy Labatt beers in the Consumer's Craft Corner from May 16-22.

Weather: The forecast on weather.com as of Wednesday afternoon for Thursday night called for a mostly clear sky. Low 44F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

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Starting pitchers: RHP Roberto Hernandez (1-2, 3.20) vs. LHP Chad Bell (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

MLB Rehab: Right-handed pitcher Bo Schultz continues his MLB rehab with the Bisons. The reliever has two appearances for the Herd. He is 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA in 1 1/3 innings with one walk and one strike out.

Red Sox Prospects: Left-handed pitcher Brian Johnson is the sixth ranked prospect in the Boston organization as rated by Baseball America. First baseman Sam Travis ranks seventh and shortstop Deven Marrero ranks eighth. Other pitching prospects include righty Pat Light (1th) and righty Noe Ramierz (26th).

WCC Race: It's Atomic's year as he moves to 18-0 in the race with Wing, (Blue) Cheese and Celery.

The homestand: Buffalo hosts also Pawtucket Friday (6:05), Saturday (1:05) and Sunday (1:05) before an off day and then a road trip.

Tickets: $10-13, bisons.com, Coca-Cola Field Box Office.

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