Cincinnati Reds (1-2) vs. Atlanta Braves (2-1)
Atlanta; Sunday, 1:35 p.m. EDT
LAUNCH PROBABLES: Reds: Hunter Greene (0-0); Braves: Ian Anderson (0-0)
LINE: Braves -197, Reds +167; over/under is 9 1/2 points
BOTTOM LINE: The Atlanta Braves take a 2-1 lead in the final game of the series against the Cincinnati Reds.
Atlanta was 88-73 overall and 42-38 in home games last season. The Braves’ pitching staff averaged 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings while allowing 4.1 runs per game during the 2021 season.
Cincinnati went 83-79 overall and 39-42 in road games last season. The Reds’ pitching staff averaged 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings while allowing 4.7 runs per game during the 2021 season.
INJURIES: Braves: Jay Jackson: 60 days IL (lat), Luke Jackson: 60 days IL (undisclosed), Ronald Acuna Jr.: 10 days IL (knee), Mike Soroka: 60 days IL (achilles), Kirby Yates: 60 day IL (elbow)
Reds: Luis Castillo: IL 10 days (shoulder), Jose Garcia: IL 10 days (hand), Mike Minor: IL 10 days (shoulder), Lucas Sims: IL 10 days (elbow), Max Schrock: 60-Day IL ( calf), Donovan Solano: 10 days IL (hamstring), Justin Dunn: 60 days IL (shoulder), Tejay Antone: 60 days IL (undisclosed)