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Sunday July 3rd, 2022 1:29PM

Braves play the Giants leading series 2-1

By The Associated Press

San Francisco Giants (38-30, third in the NL West) vs. Atlanta Braves (40-30, second in the NL East)

Atlanta; Thursday, 12:20 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: No starters named

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Braves -130, Giants +110; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Atlanta Braves lead 2-1 in a four-game series against the San Francisco Giants.

Atlanta is 40-30 overall and 22-15 in home games. The Braves are 27-5 in games when they scored five or more runs.

San Francisco has a 19-16 record on the road and a 38-30 record overall. Giants hitters have a collective .322 on-base percentage, the fourth-ranked percentage in the NL.

The teams meet Thursday for the fourth time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Matt Olson has 10 home runs, 41 walks and 39 RBI while hitting .251 for the Braves. Michael Harris II is 14-for-36 with a double, a triple, three home runs and seven RBI over the last 10 games.

Wilmer Flores has eight home runs, 21 walks and 37 RBI while hitting .238 for the Giants. Luis Gonzalez is 9-for-34 with four doubles, a triple, a home run and three RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 7-3, .262 batting average, 3.78 ERA, outscored opponents by 20 runs

Giants: 6-4, .222 batting average, 2.97 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs

INJURIES: Braves: Luke Jackson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Ozzie Albies: 60-Day IL (foot), Eddie Rosario: 60-Day IL (eye), Manny Pina: 60-Day IL (wrist), Tyler Matzek: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Jay Jackson: 60-Day IL (lat), Mike Soroka: 60-Day IL (achilles), Kirby Yates: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Giants: Luis Gonzalez: day-to-day (back), Brandon Crawford: day-to-day (knee), Sam Delaplane: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Jose Alvarez: 15-Day IL (back), LaMonte Wade Jr: 10-Day IL (knee), Jakob Junis: 15-Day IL (groin), Steven Duggar: 60-Day IL (oblique), Matthew Boyd: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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

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