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The Diamondbacks host the Braves to start the 4-game series

The Diamondbacks host the Braves to start the 4-game series

The Diamondbacks host the Braves to start the 4-game series

Associated Press

Atlanta Braves (49-39, second in the NL East) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (45-45, third in the NL West)

Phoenix; Monday, 9:40 p.m. EDT

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

BETMGM SPORTS BOOK: LINE Braves -196, Diamondbacks +162; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Arizona Diamondbacks host the Atlanta Braves on Monday to begin a four-game series.

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

Atlanta has a 49-39 overall record and a 20-22 road record. The Braves have a 36-7 record in games in which they outhit their opponents.

Monday’s game is the fourth time these teams have met this season.

TOP PLAYERS: Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has 15 doubles, a triple, 13 homers and 54 RBIs for the Diamondbacks. Christian Walker is 16-for-41 with three doubles and five homers in the past 10 games.

Ozzie Albies has 24 doubles, a triple, eight homers and 43 RBIs while batting .264 for the Braves. Adam Duvall is 10-for-37 with four doubles and a homer in the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Diamondbacks: 6-4, .297 batting average, 5.04 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs

Braves: 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: IL 15 days (knee), Blake Walston: IL 15 days (elbow), Merrill Kelly: IL 60 days (shoulder), Kyle Nelson: IL 60 days (shoulder), Miguel Castro: IL 15 days (shoulder), Eduardo Rodriguez: IL 60 days (shoulder), Drey Jameson: IL 60 days (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 Acuña 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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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.