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Padres face the Braves with 1-0 series lead

May 14, 2022 GMT

San Diego Padres (21-12, second in the NL West) vs. Atlanta Braves (15-18, third in the NL East)

Atlanta; Saturday, 4:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Sean Manaea (2-3, 3.75 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 38 strikeouts); Braves: Charlie Morton (2-3, 5.65 ERA, 1.61 WHIP, 23 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Braves -130, Padres +110; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The San Diego Padres lead 1-0 in a three-game series with the Atlanta Braves.

Atlanta has a 15-18 record overall and a 9-10 record in home games. The Braves have a 13-4 record in games when they record eight or more hits.

San Diego has gone 10-7 at home and 21-12 overall. The Padres have gone 9-3 in games when they did not give up a home run.

Saturday’s game is the sixth meeting between these teams this season. The Padres have a 3-2 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Matt Olson has 14 doubles and three home runs for the Braves. Ronald Acuna Jr. is 9-for-26 with two doubles, two home runs and four RBI over the last 10 games.

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Manny Machado leads the Padres with seven home runs while slugging .605. Eric Hosmer is 14-for-38 with two doubles, a home run and nine RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 5-5, .227 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs

Padres: 6-4, .231 batting average, 4.30 ERA, outscored by seven runs

INJURIES: Braves: Ronald Acuna Jr.: day-to-day (groin), Manny Pina: 10-Day IL (wrist), Eddie Rosario: 10-Day IL (eye), Jay Jackson: 60-Day IL (lat), Luke Jackson: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Mike Soroka: 60-Day IL (achilles), Kirby Yates: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Padres: Pierce Johnson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Matt Beaty: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Tim Hill: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Austin Adams: 60-Day IL (forearm), Blake Snell: 10-Day IL (adductor), Fernando Tatis Jr.: 60-Day IL (wrist), Michel Baez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Adrian Morejon: 60-Day IL (elbow), Drew Pomeranz: 60-Day IL (undisclosed)

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