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Morning Pitch: Bisons open three-game series with Charlotte Friday

The Buffalo Bisons open a three-game series against the Charlotte Knights, the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, at Coca-Cola Field on Friday.

Game day: 7:05 p.m. first pitch. (Gates at 5 p.m.)

Weather: Friday's forecast from weather.com calls for sunshine. High 62. Winds from the west at 15 to 25 mph. Friday night calls for mainly clear skies with a low of 48. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.

Promotion: fridaynightbash! It's also Social Media Night with in-game promotions featuring photo contests and song requests. Food and beer specials from 5-6:30 p.m. and post-game fireworks.

Probables: Righty Jarrett Grube is scheduled to start for the Bisons against Charlotte righty Carson Fulmer.

Last game: The Herd dropped a 5-2 decision to the Toledo Mud Hens on Thursday's annual School Kids Day game at Coca-Cola Field.

Quick Hits: Toledo 5, Bisons 2

Top prospects: The top prospect in the Chicago White Sox organization is with the Knights and second baseman Yoan Moncada ranks high in the International League in a variety of offensive categories. As of Wednesday morning, Moncada had the sixth-best batting average (.312) and ranked second in on-base percentage (.401) and third in runs-scored (35). Friday's scheduled starter Carson Fulmer ranks sixth on the prospect list. Also on the MLB.com list: pitchers Lucas Giolito (fourth), Reynaldo Lopez (fifth), Zach Burdi (eighth) and Brian Clark (29th) along with center fielder Brian Clark (29th).

Tickets: From $11.50 to $13.50 from bisons.com or at the Coca-Cola Field box office.

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