By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network
Following an off day, the Tennessee Smokies are back in action tonight, beginning a five-game series against the Birmingham Barons at Smokies Park.
The Smokies have won seven of their last eight games, and took four out of five to start the 10-game homestand that closes out the first half.
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