Dodgers aim to maintain lead over Braves
Atlanta Braves (90-72, first in NL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (92-71, first in NL West)
Los Angeles; Friday, 9:37 p.m. Eastern
PROBABLE PITCHERS: Braves: Anibal Sanchez Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw
NLDS: Dodgers lead series 1-0
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles leads the series 1-0 after defeating Atlanta 6-0 in Game 1 on Thursday. The Dodgers give up 2.1 runs per game when Kershaw takes the hill. The Braves are 13-11 in Sanchez’s starts this year. Atlanta pitchers are holding opponents to just a .229 batting average this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Freddie Freeman is batting .310 with a .377 on-base percentage and .506 slugging percentage in 161 games this season for the Braves. Ender Inciarte has 12 hits and is batting .343 over his past 10 games for Atlanta. Max Muncy has 35 home runs this season, fifth in the National League. Kike Hernandez has two home runs and six RBIs while slugging .818 over his past 10 games for Los Angeles.