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Atlanta Braves, Freddie Freeman Host Cincinnati Reds in Four-Game Series

July 11th, 2013 at 4:58 PM
By Cody Fields

The Atlanta Braves look to carry their series win over the Miami Marlins into a four-game affair with the Cincinnati Reds at Turner Field starting Thursday.

The Braves currently have a five-game lead in the National League East, while the Reds are five games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central, good for third place. The Reds are also coming off consecutive series losses to the Seattle Mariners and Milwaukee Brewers.

Who's chopping:

Though he's slowed, Brian McCann is still hitting .488 with nine RBIs in his last 10 games.

Julio Teheran needed just 95 pitches in 7 1/3 innings for the win in his last start July 9.

Joey Votto leads the National League with a .431 OBP and 66 walks. His .318 avg is good for sixth in the NL.

Who's flopping:

B.J. Upton may have three hits in his last two games, but he's still hitting .200 in July.

Homer Bailey followed up his July 2 no-hitter by giving up four runs on 10 hits in a loss on July 8.

Jay Bruce is slumping recently, hitting just .212 in June.

Thursday, 7:10 on SportSouth, MLB Network: Braves RH Tim Hudson (5-7, 4.03 ERA) vs RH Mat Latos (8-2, 3.18 ERA)

Friday, 7:30 on Fox Sports South: RH Kris Medlen (6-8, 3.45 ERA) vs RH Bronson Arroyo (7-7, 3.55 ERA)

Saturday, 4:05 on Fox Sports South: LH Mike Minor (8-4, 3.05 ERA) vs RH Homer Bailey (5-7, 3.70 ERA)

Sunday, 1:35 on Fox Sports South: RH Julio Teheran (7-4, 3.09 ERA) vs LH Tony Cingrani (3-1, 3.30 ERA)


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Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Brian McCann, Homer Bailey, Joey Votto, Julio Teheran, MLB

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