Diamondbacks try to avoid series sweep against the Braves

July 31, 2022 GMT

Arizona Diamondbacks (45-55, fifth in the NL West) vs. Atlanta Braves (61-41, second in the NL East)

Atlanta; Sunday, 1:35 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Merrill Kelly (10-5, 3.04 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 96 strikeouts); Braves: Max Fried (10-3, 2.73 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 117 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Braves -241, Diamondbacks +197; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Atlanta Braves and the Arizona Diamondbacks play the last game of a three-game series. The Braves can sweep the series with a victory.

Atlanta has a 61-41 record overall and a 35-21 record in home games. The Braves have hit 158 total home runs to lead the NL.

Arizona has an 18-28 record on the road and a 45-55 record overall. The Diamondbacks have gone 32-19 in games when they record eight or more hits.

The teams match up Sunday for the sixth time this season. The Braves lead the season series 3-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Austin Riley has 29 doubles, a triple and 29 home runs for the Braves. Matt Olson is 8-for-36 with two doubles, five home runs and 11 RBI over the last 10 games.

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Christian Walker has 23 home runs, 51 walks and 52 RBI while hitting .197 for the Diamondbacks. Josh Rojas is 10-for-31 with a double, a home run and three RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 6-4, .245 batting average, 4.14 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs

Diamondbacks: 6-4, .248 batting average, 2.69 ERA, outscored opponents by 20 runs

INJURIES: Braves: Kenley Jansen: day-to-day (back), Adam Duvall: 10-Day IL (wrist), Darren O’Day: 15-Day IL (calf), Luke Jackson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Ozzie Albies: 60-Day IL (foot), Manny Pina: 60-Day IL (wrist), Mike Soroka: 60-Day IL (achilles), Kirby Yates: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Diamondbacks: Keynan Middleton: 15-Day IL (ankle), Tyler Gilbert: 15-Day IL (elbow), Zach Davies: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Humberto Castellanos: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Ahmed: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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