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Atlanta’s Freeman puts 13-game hit streak on the line against Red Sox

August 31, 2020 GMT

Atlanta Braves (19-14, first in the NL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (12-22, fifth in the AL East)

Boston; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Atlanta: Max Fried (5-0, 1.35 ERA) Boston: Colten Brewer (0-2, 4.57 ERA)

BOTTOM LINE: Freddie Freeman is riding a 13-game hitting streak as Atlanta readies to play Boston.

The Red Sox are 6-11 in home games. The Boston offense has compiled a .257 batting average as a team this season, good for ninth in the American League. Xander Bogaerts leads the team with an average of .302.

The Braves are 7-10 on the road. The Atlanta pitching staff has a team ERA of 4.36, Max Fried paces the staff with a mark of 1.35.

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TOP PERFORMERS: Bogaerts leads the Red Sox with 35 hits and has 22 RBIs.

Freeman leads the Braves with 17 extra base hits and 21 RBIs.

INJURIES: Red Sox: Chris Sale: (elbow), Eduardo Rodriguez: (heart), Martin Perez: (blister), Nathan Eovaldi: (calf), Andrew Benintendi: (rib), Dustin Pedroia: (knee).

Braves: Jacob Webb: (shoulder), Jeremy Walker: (shoulder), Mike Soroka: (achilles), Phil Pfeifer: (elbow), Cole Hamels: (left arm), Ozzie Albies: (right wrist).

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