Braves try to keep home win streak going, host the Pirates

Fri, Jun 28, 2024
MLB News (AP)

Braves try to keep home win streak going, host the Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates (39-41, third in the NL Central) vs. Atlanta Braves (44-35, second in the NL East)

Atlanta; Friday, 7:20 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Martin Perez (0-0); Braves: Charlie Morton (4-4, 4.20 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 80 strikeouts)

BETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Braves -182, Pirates +152; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Atlanta Braves will try to keep a three-game home win streak going when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Atlanta is 44-35 overall and 24-13 in home games. The Braves have a 29-6 record in games when they scored five or more runs.

Pittsburgh has a 20-21 record on the road and a 39-41 record overall. The Pirates are 20-9 in games when they did not allow a home run.

The matchup Friday is the fourth meeting between these teams this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Matt Olson has 19 doubles, a triple and 12 home runs for the Braves. Jarred Kelenic is 13-for-40 with two doubles and two home runs over the past 10 games.

Andrew McCutchen has seven doubles, a triple and 11 home runs for the Pirates. Bryan Reynolds is 15-for-39 with three doubles and four home runs over the last 10 games.

RELATED COVERAGE McCutchen hits 2-run homer and Pirates beat the Reds 6-1 to win series from NL Central rival Reynolds extends hit streak to 22 games with a 2-run homer and Pirates beat Reds 9-5 Yandy Diaz sparks offense as Rays earn 3-1 win over Skenes, Pirates

LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 6-4, .221 batting average, 2.41 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs

Pirates: 6-4, .223 batting average, 3.64 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs

INJURIES: Braves: Brian Anderson: 10-Day IL (bacterial infection), Raymond Kerr: 15-Day IL (elbow), AJ Smith-Shawver: 15-Day IL (oblique), Spencer Strider: 60-Day IL (elbow), Hurston Waldrep: 15-Day IL (elbow), Huascar Ynoa: 60-Day IL (elbow), Michael Harris II: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Ronald Acuna Jr.: 60-Day IL (knee), Jimmy Herget: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Tyler Matzek: 60-Day IL (elbow), Alex Jordan Minter: 15-Day IL (hip), Angel Perdomo: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Pirates: Dennis Santana: day-to-day (arm), David Bednar: 15-Day IL (oblique), Henry Davis: 7-Day IL (head), Hunter Stratton: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Ryan Borucki: 60-Day IL (tricep), Quinn Priester: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Ji-Hwan Bae: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Marco Gonzales: 60-Day IL (forearm), Martin Perez: 15-Day IL (groin), Joey Bart: 10-Day IL (thumb), Dauri Moreta: 60-Day IL (elbow), Endy Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Johan Oviedo: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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