Braves face the Cubs leading series 1-0

April 27, 2022 GMT

Chicago Cubs (7-10, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Atlanta Braves (8-10, third in the NL East)

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

PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Mark Leiter Jr. (0-1, 11.05 ERA, 1.91 WHIP, seven strikeouts); Braves: Charlie Morton (1-2, 6.32 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 14 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Braves -204, Cubs +173; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Atlanta Braves lead 1-0 in a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs.

Atlanta has an 8-10 record overall and a 5-6 record at home. The Braves are 5-3 in games when they did not allow a home run.

Chicago is 4-6 in home games and 7-10 overall. The Cubs have the highest team batting average in the NL at .266.

The teams meet Wednesday for the second time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ozzie Albies has four doubles, six home runs and 11 RBI for the Braves. Austin Riley is 10-for-37 with four doubles, two home runs and four RBI over the last 10 games.

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Seiya Suzuki has four home runs, 13 walks and 13 RBI while hitting .327 for the Cubs. Nico Hoerner is 13-for-31 with two doubles, a triple and six RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 5-5, .229 batting average, 3.41 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs

Cubs: 3-7, .269 batting average, 4.34 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs

INJURIES: Braves: Eddie Rosario: 10-Day IL (eye), Jay Jackson: 60-Day IL (lat), Luke Jackson: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Ronald Acuna Jr.: 10-Day IL (knee), Mike Soroka: 60-Day IL (achilles), Kirby Yates: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Cubs: Clint Frazier: 10-Day IL (appendicitis), Alec Mills: 10-Day IL (back), Andrelton Simmons: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Wade Miley: 10-Day IL (elbow), Adbert Alzolay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Codi Heuer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brad Wieck: 60-Day IL (elbow), David Bote: 60-Day IL (undisclosed)

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