Atlanta visits Miami after Soroka’s solid performance
Miami; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Julio Teheran (2-4, 5.35 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 37 strikeouts) Marlins: Pablo Lopez (2-4, 4.78 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 33 strikeouts)
LINE: Braves favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Marlins are 5-13 against teams from the NL East. The Miami pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.83. Caleb Smith leads the team with a 2.00 ERA.
The Braves are 7-6 on the road. Atlanta leads the National League in hitting with a .267 batting average, Nick Markakis leads the club with an average of .327. The Braves won the last meeting 9-2. Mike Soroka earned his third victory and Ozzie Albies went 2-for-6 with a home run and five RBIs for Atlanta. Nick Anderson registered his first loss for Miami.
Albies leads the Braves with 15 extra base hits and has 18 RBIs. Josh Donaldson is 11-for-37 with four doubles, three home runs and 13 RBIs over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
LAST 10 GAMES: Marlins: 3-7, .238 batting average, 5.17 ERA, outscored by 24 runs
Braves: 6-4, .267 batting average, 3.70 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs