Braves and Dodgers meet in series rubber match

June 26, 2022 GMT

Los Angeles Dodgers (44-26, first in the NL West) vs. Atlanta Braves (42-31, second in the NL East)

Atlanta; Sunday, 7:08 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Tony Gonsolin (9-0, 1.58 ERA, .82 WHIP, 64 strikeouts); Braves: Spencer Strider (3-2, 3.78 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 72 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Dodgers -117, Braves -102; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Both the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking for a series win with a victory on Sunday.

Atlanta is 24-16 at home and 42-31 overall. The Braves are first in the NL with 110 total home runs, averaging 1.5 per game.

Los Angeles has a 24-14 record in road games and a 44-26 record overall. The Dodgers have gone 33-3 in games when they scored at least five runs.

The teams match up Sunday for the sixth time this season. The Dodgers are up 3-2 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Dansby Swanson has a .304 batting average to rank third on the Braves, and has 14 doubles, a triple and 13 home runs. Michael Harris II is 12-for-35 with a home run and five RBI over the past 10 games.


Freddie Freeman has 23 doubles, two triples and eight home runs while hitting .303 for the Dodgers. Will Smith is 13-for-43 with two doubles and four home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 6-4, .254 batting average, 3.89 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs

Dodgers: 7-3, .277 batting average, 2.20 ERA, outscored opponents by 24 runs

INJURIES: Braves: Ronald Acuna Jr.: day-to-day (foot), Luke Jackson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Ozzie Albies: 60-Day IL (foot), Eddie Rosario: 60-Day IL (eye), Manny Pina: 60-Day IL (wrist), Tyler Matzek: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Jay Jackson: 60-Day IL (lat), Mike Soroka: 60-Day IL (achilles), Kirby Yates: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Dodgers: Daniel Hudson: 15-Day IL (knee), Andrew Heaney: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Edwin Rios: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Walker Buehler: 60-Day IL (elbow), Caleb Ferguson: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Mookie Betts: 10-Day IL (rib), Kevin Pillar: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Tommy Kahnle: 60-Day IL (forearm), Blake Treinen: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Victor Gonzalez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Danny Duffy: 60-Day IL (hand), Jimmy Nelson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Dustin May: 60-Day IL (elbow)


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