Braves try to sweep 2-game series against the Red Sox

Wed, Jun 5, 2024
MLB News (AP)

Braves try to sweep 2-game series against the Red Sox

Atlanta Braves (34-24, second in the NL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (30-31, third in the AL East)

Boston; Wednesday, 1:35 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Spencer Schwellenbach (0-1, 5.40 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, five strikeouts); Red Sox: Nick Pivetta (2-4, 4.08 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 42 strikeouts)

BETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Red Sox -111, Braves -108; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Atlanta Braves will attempt to sweep a two-game series against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.

Boston is 13-18 at home and 30-31 overall. The Red Sox are 25-5 in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Atlanta is 34-24 overall and 15-12 on the road. Braves hitters have a collective .316 on-base percentage, the fifth-ranked percentage in the NL.

Wednesday's game is the fourth time these teams meet this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ceddanne Rafaela has nine doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 33 RBI for the Red Sox. Wilyer Abreu is 10-for-35 with two doubles, a triple and two home runs over the last 10 games.

Matt Olson has 14 doubles, a triple and nine home runs for the Braves. Marcell Ozuna is 11-for-38 with two doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 4-6, .231 batting average, 5.16 ERA, outscored by 17 runs

Braves: 5-5, .251 batting average, 3.84 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs

INJURIES: Red Sox: Wilyer Abreu: 10-Day IL (ankle), Triston Casas: 60-Day IL (rib), Vaughn Grissom: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Romy Gonzalez: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Garrett Whitlock: 60-Day IL (oblique), Tyler O'Neill: 10-Day IL (knee), Masataka Yoshida: 10-Day IL (thumb), Trevor Story: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Isaiah Campbell: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Bryan Mata: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Liam Hendriks: 60-Day IL (elbow), Chris Murphy: 60-Day IL (elbow), Lucas Giolito: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Braves: Sean Murphy: day-to-day (elbow), Tyler Matzek: 60-Day IL (elbow), Alex Jordan Minter: 15-Day IL (hip), Ronald Acuna Jr.: 10-Day IL (knee), AJ Smith-Shawver: 15-Day IL (oblique), Angel Perdomo: 60-Day IL (elbow), Spencer Strider: 15-Day IL (right elbow strain)


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