White Sox look to break 4-game slide against Braves
Atlanta; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Braves -200; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago enters the matchup as losers of their last four games.
The Braves are 40-27 on their home turf. Atlanta has hit 213 home runs this season, fifth in the National League. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the team with 36, averaging one every 15.4 at-bats.
The White Sox have gone 27-39 away from home. Chicago has slugged .400 this season. Yoan Moncada leads the team with a .527 slugging percentage, including 48 extra-base hits and 22 home runs. The Braves won the last meeting 10-7. Max Fried secured his 15th victory and Tyler Flowers went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBIs for Atlanta. Ivan Nova registered his 11th loss for Chicago.
TOP PERFORMERS: Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with 68 extra base hits and is batting .298. Josh Donaldson is 5-for-35 with a double, three home runs and three RBIs over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 8-2, .218 batting average, 2.41 ERA, outscored opponents by 20 runs
White Sox: 4-6, .251 batting average, 4.71 ERA, outscored by 14 runs
Braves Injuries: Jacob Webb: (elbow), Darren O’Day: (forearm), Grant Dayton: (toe), Austin Riley: (knee), Nick Markakis: (wrist), Ender Inciarte: (hamstring), Francisco Cervelli: (quad), Brian McCann: (knee).