Braves host the Cubs in first of 3-game series

April 26, 2022 GMT

Chicago Cubs (7-9, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Atlanta Braves (7-10, third in the NL East)

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

PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Marcus Stroman (0-2, 8.78 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, 14 strikeouts); Braves: Max Fried (1-2, 3.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 17 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Braves -170, Cubs +145; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Atlanta Braves host the Chicago Cubs to open a three-game series.

Atlanta has a 4-6 record in home games and a 7-10 record overall. The Braves have hit 20 total home runs to rank third in the majors.

Chicago has a 4-6 record in home games and a 7-9 record overall. The Cubs have the second-ranked team slugging percentage in the NL at .420.

Tuesday’s game is the first time these teams match up this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Austin Riley has six doubles, four home runs and nine RBI for the Braves. Ozzie Albies is 10-for-42 with two doubles and five home runs over the last 10 games.

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Seiya Suzuki has four doubles and four home runs while hitting .354 for the Cubs. Patrick Wisdom is 11-for-27 with five doubles and two home runs over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 4-6, .227 batting average, 4.19 ERA, outscored by 11 runs

Cubs: 3-7, .289 batting average, 4.76 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs

INJURIES: Braves: 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.