Marlins aim to break slide in game against Braves

Miami Marlins (55-76, fourth in NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (82-51, second in NL East)

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

LIKELY TO PITCH: Marlins: Edward Cabrera (4-2, 2.45 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 48 strikeouts); Braves: Jake Odorizzi (5-5, 3.90 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 65 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTS LINES LINE: Braves -196, Marlins +163; over/under is 7 1/2 points

BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Marlins enter the game against the Atlanta Braves as five-game losers in a row.

Atlanta is 82-51 overall and 45-25 at home. The Braves are 64-19 in games when recording eight or more hits.

Miami is 55-76 overall and 29-38 in road games. The Marlins are 23-55 in games when they allowed a home run.

Saturday’s game is the 15th meeting between these teams this season. The Braves have a 10-4 lead in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Dansby Swanson has 29 doubles, one triple and 17 homers for the Braves. Travis d’Arnaud is 9 for 30 with a double and four homers in the last 10 games.

Miguel Rojas has 15 doubles, two triples and six homers while hitting .228 for the Marlins. Brian Anderson is 5 for 35 with a double and two homers in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 7-3, .268 batting average, 2.25 ERA, outscored opponents by 31 points

Marlins: 3-7, .185 batting average, 3.82 ERA, outscored by 20 runs

INJURIES: Braves: Darren O’Day: IL 60 days (calf), Jackson Stephens: IL 7 days (concussion), Chadwick Tromp: IL 10 days (quadriceps), Adam Duvall: IL 60 days (wrist), Luke Jackson: 60 day EV (elbow), Ozzie Albies: 60 day EV (foot), Manny Pina: 60 day EV (wrist)

Marlins: Jon Berti: day to day (hip), Anthony Bender: IL 60 days (elbow), Braxton Garrett: IL 15 days (oblique), Avisail Garcia: IL 10 days (hamstrings), Jordan Holloway: IL 60 days (elbow), Daniel Castano: IL 7 days (concussion), Max Meyer: IL 60 days (elbow), Jazz Chisholm: IL 60 days (back), Cody Poteet: IL 60 days (elbow), Jorge Soler: IL 10 days (back), Paul Campbell: IL 60 days (elbow), Sean Guenther: IL 60 days (arm)

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

This story was originally published September 3, 2022 12:02 a.m.

Naomi C. Amerson