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Morning Pitch: Bisons and Syracuse meet Tuesday night at Coca-Cola Field

The Buffalo Bisons and Syracuse Chiefs continue their series at Coca-Cola Field Tuesday night. Here's what you need to know:

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

Weather: Finally baseball weather. The forecast from calls for partly cloudy. High around 70. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Promotion: TWOsdays. Purchase two tickets for the price of one when you present a Ted's receipt at the Bisons ticket office. Offer is valid at all Tuesday games. The two-for-one food item will be nachos.

First pitch: Hall of Famer Tim Raines will toss the ceremonial first pitch on Tuesday. Raines was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in January and will be formally inducted this summer. He played 23 seasons and was a seven-time All-Star. In 2,502 career games he hit .294 with 713 extra-base hits while driving in 980 runs. He was a member of the New York Yankees 1996 World Series team.

Last game: The Bisons scored twice in the eighth to take an 8-6 win over Syracuse in the homestand opener.

Quick hits: Bisons 8, Syracuse 6

Probables: Buffalo righty Cesar Valdez (1-0, 0.00) is scheduled to start against Syracuse righty Kyle McGowin (1-2, 6.39).

The homestand: The Herd hosts Syracuse with games at 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The Bisons then host Pawtucket on Friday (7:05 p.m.), Saturday (1:05 p.m.) and Sunday (1:05 p.m.)

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