Friday July 19th, 2024 10:27AM

Braves hit the road, open series with D-backs

By The Associated Press

Fresh off taking two-of-three games against the MLB-leading Philadelphia Phillies over the weekend, the Atlanta Braves head to Phoenix on Monday to open a four-games with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Arizona has a 22-21 record in home games and a 45-45 record overall. The Diamondbacks have a 34-5 record in games when they out-hit their opponents.

Atlanta has a 49-39 record overall and a 20-22 record on the road. The Braves are 36-7 in games when they out-hit their opponents.

Atlanta (49-39) is second in the NL East while Arizona (45-45) is third in the NL West.

First pitch on Monday is scheduled for 9:40 p.m. EDT.

PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Chris Sale (11-3, 2.71 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, 127 strikeouts); Diamondbacks: Yilber Diaz (0-0)

TOP PERFORMERS: Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has 15 doubles, a triple, 13 home runs and 54 RBI for the Diamondbacks. Christian Walker is 16-for-41 with three doubles and five home runs over the last 10 games.

Ozzie Albies has 24 doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 43 RBI while hitting .264 for the Braves. Adam Duvall is 10-for-37 with four doubles and a home run over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Arizona: 6-4, .297 batting average, 5.04 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs. Atlanta: 5-5, .230 batting average, 2.20 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs.

INJURIES: Diamondbacks: Brandon Pfaadt: day-to-day (ankle), Ketel Marte: day-to-day (back), Jordan Montgomery: 15-Day IL (knee), Blake Walston: 15-Day IL (elbow), Merrill Kelly: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Kyle Nelson: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Miguel Castro: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Eduardo Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Drey Jameson: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Braves: Raymond Kerr: 60-Day IL (elbow), Ramon Laureano: day-to-day (back), Brian Anderson: 10-Day IL (bacterial infection), AJ Smith-Shawver: 15-Day IL (oblique), Spencer Strider: 60-Day IL (elbow), Hurston Waldrep: 15-Day IL (elbow), Huascar Ynoa: 60-Day IL (elbow), Michael Harris II: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Ronald Acuna Jr.: 60-Day IL (knee), Jimmy Herget: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Tyler Matzek: 60-Day IL (elbow), Angel Perdomo: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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