Teheran expected to start as Braves host the Reds
Atlanta; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Braves favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Both Cincinnati and Atlanta are looking to win the series with a victory.
The Braves are 32-24 in home games. Atlanta has hit 173 home runs this season, eighth in the National League. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads them with 26, averaging one every 17.3 at-bats.
The Reds are 22-32 on the road. The Cincinnati pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.03. Luis Castillo leads the team with a 2.70 earned run average. The Braves won the last meeting 5-4. Luke Jackson earned his sixth victory and Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with a triple for Atlanta. Jared Hughes registered his fourth loss for Cincinnati.
TOP PERFORMERS: Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with 56 extra base hits and is batting .302. Acuna Jr. is 11-for-44 with two doubles, two home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 6-4, .260 batting average, 4.66 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs
Reds: 5-5, .260 batting average, 5.09 ERA, outscored by eight runs