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Series Preview: Atlanta Braves at Pittsburgh Pirates

April 18th, 2013 at 4:09 PM
By Cody Fields

After a brief two-game set with the Kansas City Royals at home, the Atlanta Braves have hit the road again for a 10-game road trip. They start by hitting PNC Park to play the Pittsburgh Pirates in a four-game series starting Thursday.

Although the Braves had their streak of 10 consecutive wins snapped on Wednesday, they have still outscored opponents this season 68-27 while putting up a 1.77 ERA.

Julio Teheran starts the series for the Braves after giving up four runs in the first two innings of his last start against the Washington Nationals, though he recovered to no-hit them over his last four innings.

For the Pirates, keep an eye on Starling Marte, who is in the middle of a 10-game hitting streak, and Neil Walker, who is hitting .407 during his six-game streak.

The Pirates have gone 4-1 on their current homestand and took two out of three from the Braves to end the 2012 season. Though they're an even 7-7, they've won four of their last five.

Thursday, 7:05 p.m. on SportSouth: Braves RH Julio Teheran (0-0, 7.36 ERA) vs LH Jeff Locke (1-1, 4.09)

Friday, 7:05 p.m. on Fox Sports South and MLB Network: RH Tim Hudson (2-0, 2.50) vs LH Wandy Rodriguez (1-0, 1.00)

Saturday, 7:05 p.m. on SportSouth and MLB Network: LH Paul Maholm (3-0, 0.00) vs RH James McDonald (1-2, 5.27)

Sunday, 1:35 p.m. on Fox Sports South: RH Kris Medlen (1-1, 1.42) vs LH Jonathan Sanchez (0-2, 12.96)

 

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Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, MLB, Pittsburgh Pirates

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