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