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Morning Pitch: The force is strong as Bisons host Star Wars Night

It's time for the 10th annual Star Wars Night at Coca-Cola Field. The festivities of the force begin when the gates open at 4 p.m. before the Buffalo Bisons host the Charlotte Knights.

Game day: 6:05 p.m. first pitch. (Gates at 4 p.m.)

Weather: Saturday's forecast from weather.com calls for a mostly sunny day. High 69. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Clear in the evening then increasing clouds with a low of 56.

Probables: The Charlotte Knights did not name their starter while the Bisons will go with lefty T.J. House (4-4, 3.58) who happens to be a huge Star Wars fan.

T.J. House well-versed in the force for his Star Wars Night start

Last game: The Bisons scored four runs in the seventh and three in the eighth to rally for a 9-4 win over the Knights on Friday.

Quick hits: Bisons 9, Charlotte 4

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

The homestand: The homestand concludes at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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