Teheran scheduled to start for Atlanta against Detroit
Atlanta; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Braves favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Both Detroit and Atlanta are looking for a series win with a victory.
The Braves are 15-15 on their home turf. The Atlanta offense has compiled a .258 batting average as a team this season, good for tenth in the National League. Freddie Freeman leads the team with a mark of .306.
The Tigers are 13-16 on the road. The Detroit pitching staff has a team ERA of 4.70, Daniel Norris leads the staff with a mark of 4.58. The Braves won the last meeting 10-5. Mike Soroka earned his sixth victory and Dansby Swanson went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs for Atlanta. Norris registered his fourth loss for Detroit.
TOP PERFORMERS: Freeman leads the Braves with 28 extra base hits and is batting .306. Austin Riley is 13-for-41 with a double, five home runs and 16 RBIs over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 5-5, .248 batting average, 4.52 ERA, outscored by four runs
Tigers: 4-6, .268 batting average, 3.40 ERA, outscored by three runs
Braves Injuries: Darren O’Day: 10-day IL (forearm), Ender Inciarte: 10-day IL (lumbar strain).
Tigers Injuries: Jordan Zimmermann: 10-day IL (elbow), Tyson Ross: 10-day IL (nerve), Matt Moore: 60-day IL (knee), Michael Fulmer: 60-day IL (elbow), Jordy Mercer: 10-day IL (quad), Josh Harrison: 10-day IL (hamstring), Miguel Cabrera: day-to-day (knee).