Red Sox look to secure 2-game series win against the Braves

May 11, 2022 GMT

Boston Red Sox (11-18, fifth in the AL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (14-17, second in the NL East)

Atlanta; Wednesday, 7:20 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi (1-0, 2.51 ERA, .94 WHIP, 32 strikeouts); Braves: Ian Anderson (3-1, 4.01 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 18 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Braves -131, Red Sox +110; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Red Sox and the Atlanta Braves square off on Wednesday in the second game of a two-game series. The Red Sox won the first, 9-4.

Atlanta is 14-17 overall and 8-9 at home. The Braves are 9-1 in games when they scored at least five runs.

Boston is 4-8 in home games and 11-18 overall. The Red Sox have the seventh-ranked team batting average in the AL at .231.

The matchup Wednesday is the second time these teams square off this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Austin Riley has seven doubles and seven home runs for the Braves. Ronald Acuna Jr. is 10-for-34 with two doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.

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Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 14 extra base hits (nine doubles and five home runs). J.D. Martinez is 10-for-32 with two doubles, two home runs and six RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 4-6, .199 batting average, 4.08 ERA, even run differential

Red Sox: 3-7, .227 batting average, 3.70 ERA, outscored by 11 runs

INJURIES: Braves: Manny Pina: 10-Day IL (wrist), Eddie Rosario: 10-Day IL (eye), Jay Jackson: 60-Day IL (lat), Luke Jackson: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Mike Soroka: 60-Day IL (achilles), Kirby Yates: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Red Sox: Michael Wacha: 15-Day IL (intercostal), Kike Hernandez: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Rich Hill: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Jonathan Arauz: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Chris Sale: 60-Day IL (rib), Josh Taylor: 10-Day IL (back), James Paxton: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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