Marlins visit the Braves to begin 3-game series

September 2, 2022 GMT

Miami Marlins (55-75, fourth in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (81-51, second in the NL East)

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

PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (12-6, 2.13 ERA, .98 WHIP, 167 strikeouts); Braves: Charlie Morton (6-5, 4.10 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 168 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Braves -174, Marlins +148; over/under is 7 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Atlanta Braves open a three-game series at home against the Miami Marlins on Friday.

Atlanta has an 81-51 record overall and a 44-25 record at home. The Braves are 54-8 in games when they scored five or more runs.

Miami has a 29-37 record on the road and a 55-75 record overall. The Marlins have a 32-20 record in games when they did not allow a home run.

Friday’s game is the 14th meeting between these teams this season. The Braves hold a 9-4 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Austin Riley leads the Braves with 33 home runs while slugging .563. Michael Harris II is 13-for-34 with five doubles, two home runs and five RBI over the last 10 games.

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Miguel Rojas has 15 doubles, two triples and six home runs for the Marlins. Joey Wendle is 7-for-35 with four doubles and three RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 6-4, .258 batting average, 2.56 ERA, outscored opponents by 23 runs

Marlins: 3-7, .187 batting average, 3.91 ERA, outscored by 20 runs

INJURIES: Braves: Darren O’Day: 60-Day IL (calf), Jackson Stephens: 7-Day IL (concussion), Chadwick Tromp: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Adam Duvall: 60-Day IL (wrist), Luke Jackson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Ozzie Albies: 60-Day IL (foot), Manny Pina: 60-Day IL (wrist)

Marlins: Jon Berti: day-to-day (hip), Miguel Rojas: day-to-day (wrist), Anthony Bender: 60-Day IL (elbow), Braxton Garrett: 15-Day IL (oblique), Avisail Garcia: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Jordan Holloway: 60-Day IL (elbow), Daniel Castano: 7-Day IL (concussion), Max Meyer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jazz Chisholm: 60-Day IL (back), Cody Poteet: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jorge Soler: 10-Day IL (back), Paul Campbell: 60-Day IL (elbow), Sean Guenther: 60-Day IL (arm)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.