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Morning Pitch: Aaron Sanchez to pitch for Buffalo Sunday afternoon

Aaron Sanchez suits up for the Buffalo Bisons as they host the Syracuse Chiefs. Here's the skinny:

Game time: 1:05 p.m. (Gates at noon)

Promotion: Buster's Birthday Bash. Buster will celebrate his birthday with a pre-game kickball game. It's also Buster's Kids Club Sunday which includes an opportunity for kids to run the bases after the game.

Weather: After showers in the morning, the afternoon will be partly cloudy, so said the forecast from High near 75 with winds from the south west at 15-25 mph.

Last game: Syracuse made it two in a row over the Bisons with a 5-0 win on Saturday at Coca-Cola Field.

Quick hits: Syracuse 5, Bisons 0

Probables: Hello Aaron Sanchez. The Toronto Blue Jay starter is scheduled to start for the Bisons Sunday as his Major League rehabilitation assignment continues. Sanchez, who was an American League All-Star last year, went on the disabled list on May 20 with a laceration on the middle finger of his throwing hand.

Sanchez made five starts with the Blue Jays this year, going 0-1 with a 3.33 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 24 1/3 innings. Last year, he went 15-2 with an American League-best 3.00 ERA in 30 starts. His .882 winning percentage also led the AL and was the highest by a Blue Jays starter in the franchise's history.

Sanchez made his Triple-A debut with the Bisons in 2014, going 0-3 with a 4.19 ERA in eight games and six starts. He also made a three-game MLB injury rehab appearance with the Herd in 2015.

Oh, and A.J.  Cole is scheduled to start for Syracuse. He is 3-2 in 11 starts for the Chiefs this season with a 5.75 ERA.

The homestand: Sunday's 1:05 p.m. game is followed by a 6:05 p.m. game on Monday to conclude the homestand. Monday is the annual Independence Eve celebration at Coca-Cola Field with a post-game performance by the Buffalo Philharmonic and Chorus along with fireworks.

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