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Atlanta Braves Continue Homestand; Host Philadelphia Phillies

August 12th, 2013 at 11:02 AM
By Andrew Auman

Although they saw their 14-game win-streak snapped by the Miami Marlins during a 1-0 shutout, the Atlanta Braves still maintain the best record in Major League Baseball, sitting at an impressive 72-46 record, working out to a .610 win percentage.

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The Braves come into this series with the Phillies winning 9 of their last 10, including sweeps of the St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, and taking 2 out of 3 from the Marlins.

The Braves look to improve their record against the divisional rival Phillies, having won 6 out of 9 against them so far this season. The Braves come into the series with their offense firing on all cylinders, after a shutout in the second game of the Marlins series.

Evan Gattis comes into the series after notching 4 hits in his two games against the Marlins, good for a .467 batting average for the series with two doubles. Brian McCann sat out the last two games with a sore knee, leading to Gattis getting the start at catcher for the Braves.

Jason Heyward continued his hot streak in the lead-off position, going 6-13 in the Marlins series for a .433 batting average. Throughout many of the influxes of runs in the series, Heyward always seemed to play a role in it, be it scoring runs, or batting in runs.

The Braves look to bolster their 15-game lead in the NL East in the next three games against the 4th-place Phillies.

 

Monday, 7:10pm on Fox SportSouth: Braves RHP Julio Teheran (9-5, 2.96 ERA) vs Phillies LHP Cole Hamels  (4-13, 3.81 ERA)

Tuesday, 7:10pm on Fox SportSouth: Braves RHP Kris Medlen (9-10, 3.85 ERA) vs Phillies RHP Ethan Martin (1-1, 6.75 ERA)

Wednesday, 7:10pm on Fox SportSouth: Braves RHP Brandon Beachy (1-0, 5.00 ERA) vs Phillies LHP John Lannan (3-5, 4.81 ERA)
 

 

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Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Brandon Beachy, Brian McCann, Colorado Rockies, Evan Gattis, Jason Heyward, Julio Teheran, Kris Medlen, Miami Marlins, MLB, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Nationals

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