Gausman scheduled to start for Braves against Diamondbacks
Atlanta; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Braves favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
The Braves are 7-4 on their home turf. Atlanta’s team on-base percentage of .365 is sixth in the majors. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the lineup with an OBP of .456.
The Diamondbacks are 4-4 on the road. Arizona has slugged .484, good for second in the National League. Christian Walker leads the team with a .667 slugging percentage, including nine extra-base hits and five home runs. The Diamondbacks won the last meeting 9-6. Yoshihisa Hirano earned his first victory and Walker went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for Arizona. A.J. Minter registered his second loss for Atlanta.
TOP PERFORMERS: Acuna leads the Braves with six home runs and is batting .327. Dansby Swanson is 8-for-31 with a double, a triple, two home runs and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 6-4, .269 batting average, 4.30 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
Diamondbacks: 5-5, .269 batting average, 4.50 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
Braves Injuries: Arodys Vizcaino: 10-day IL (right shoulder inflammation), Jonny Venters: 10-day IL (right calf strain), Darren O’Day: 10-day IL (forearm), Mike Foltynewicz: 10-day IL (elbow), Brian McCann: 10-day IL (hamstring).
Diamondbacks Injuries: Taijuan Walker: 60-day IL (elbow), T.J. McFarland: 10-day IL (shoulder), Silvino Bracho: 60-day IL (elbow), Steven Souza Jr.: 10-day IL (knee), Jake Lamb: 10-day IL (quad), Alex Avila: 10-day IL (quad).