Miami Marlins (18-25, fourth in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (22-24, second in the NL East)
Atlanta; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (4-2, 2.11 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 49 strikeouts); Braves: Tucker Davidson (1-1, 8.71 ERA, 2.03 WHIP, seven strikeouts)
Philadelphia Phillies (19-22, third in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (19-22, second in the NL East)
Atlanta; Monday, 7:20 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Zack Wheeler (2-3, 3.49 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 41 strikeouts); Braves: Tucker Davidson (1-0, 5.87 ERA, 1.70 WHIP, five strikeouts)
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. returned to action and wasted no time showing he's feeling just fine.
Back atop the Atlanta lineup as the designated hitter Tuesday night after missing five games with a sore groin, Acuña opened the game by beating out an infield hit and later stole a base in the Braves' 3-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Atlanta Braves (16-20, fourth in the NL East) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (23-13, first in the NL Central)
Milwaukee; Tuesday, 7:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Tucker Davidson (0-0); Brewers: Adrian Houser (3-3, 3.86 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 25 strikeouts)
ATLANTA (AP) — Maikel Franco knew he needed an adjustment after his 1-for-13 start to the season.
A new approach paved the way for a dramatic turnaround for Franco and the Washington Nationals.
VENICE, Fla. (AP) — Hard-throwing rookie right-hander Spencer Strider, who made his major league debut with Atlanta late last season as a reliever, is being considered for one of the open spots in the Braves' rotation.
ATLANTA (AP) — Tucker Davidson was in bed Sunday morning when his phone rang with Braves manager Brian Snitker on the line.
Five days after watching the World Series opener from a hotel room about 700 miles from the ballpark, the Atlanta prospect was going to start Game 5.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Game 5 of the World Series (all times local):
Carlos Correa had three hits, Martin Maldonado found three different ways to drive in runs and pinch-hitter Marwin Gonzalez blooped a tiebreaking, two-run single in the fifth inning to lead the Houston Astros over the Atlanta Braves 9-5 and cut their World Series deficit to three games to two.
HOUSTON (AP) — Tucker Davidson was in the lobby of a Courtyard Marriott near the Gwinnett Stripers' ballpark in Georgia, eating a salad from The Cheesecake Factory and watching the Atlanta Braves play their World Series opener, talking with Triple-A strength coach Paul Howey and Paul Davis, the roving pitching coordinator.
A look at what's happening around the majors on Tuesday:
Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber won’t throw for at least two weeks because of a right shoulder strain, an injury that will further test Cleveland’s pitching depth.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves acquired catcher Kevan Smith from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash on Wednesday and designated catcher Jeff Mathis for assignment.
Smith, 32, was designated for assignment by the Rays on Sunday.