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Monday May 17th, 2021 3:47PM

Chirinos expected to start as Rays host the Braves

By The Associated Press

Atlanta Braves (2-2, second in the NL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (3-1, first in the NL East)

St. Petersburg, Florida; Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Kyle Wright (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 0 strikeouts) Rays: Yonny Chirinos (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 0 strikeouts)

LINE: Rays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Atlanta Braves visit the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday.

The Rays went 48-33 in home games in 2019. Tampa Bay averaged 8.8 hits with 3.3 extra base hits per game last season.

The Braves finished 47-34 in road games in 2019. Atlanta hit .258 as a team with 3.4 extra base hits per game and 277 total doubles last year.

INJURIES: Rays: Colin Poche: (elbow).

Braves: Jacob Webb: (shoulder), Jeremy Walker: (shoulder), Phil Pfeifer: (elbow), Cole Hamels: (left arm).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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