The Atlanta Braves (69-45) and Washington Nationals (54-59) will close out a three-game National League East series Wednesday night at Nationals Park, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET
Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals
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The San Francisco Giants (34-31) and Atlanta Braves (39-27) will open up a three-game National League Series at Turner Field Friday night, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET
San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves
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The St. Louis Cardinals (88-74) and Atlanta Braves (94-68) will face off in a NL Wild Card matchup on Friday afternoon at Turner Field, with the first pitch scheduled for 5:07 ET on TBS
St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves
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The Phillies seek their sixth home series victory of the season with a seasoned veteran on the hill.
Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies
Atlanta ended a two-game skid with a 6-3 extra-innings victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park and quieted the home town media about making a run at the first place team. “All you heard last night, whether you were watching television, listening to the radio, was the fact this series was going to turn the momentum around,” Braves third baseman Chipper Jones said. The club is now 3-2 in July (+70) after going 17-11 in June and 20-8 in May. Atlanta gets set to deal with a left-handed starter for the 26th time this season, posting a 12-13 record in those games (-260) and 63-68 mark the last three years (-1,500).
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The first place Braves enjoyed a well-deserved off day and now welcome the world traveling Marlins.
Florida Marlins at Atlanta Braves
Florida dropped a 6-5 decision to the New York Mets in a series finale that was played in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The club is still adjusting to the guidance of new skipper Edwin Rodriguez, after the club dismissed Fredi Gonzalez in late June. After taking two of three against the Mets in a series where they were designated the home team, the Marlins head off on a 10-game road trip. Florida has won five of its last seven games away from Sun Life Stadium and should remain confident in playing at Turner Field. The squad posted a 6-3 mark on the Braves home field last season. Over the last three years, the Fish have posted a 98-75 mark against NL East opponents (+3,010).
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One of the biggest mistakes baseball bettors – and especially those who only play the sport casually – make is to only pay attention to the pitchers with names and reputations that they know when baseball betting. Sometimes starting pitchers with names don’t perform up to those names. More significantly, there are a lot of pitchers out there that casual fans have never heard of who are providing serious boosts to the wallets of fans. Here’s a look at eight guys who aren’t exactly household names, but who should be based on the profits they have been producing this year:
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Atlanta currently sits 2 ½ games up in the NL East after completing a sweep of the Phillies, with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday. In a span of 14 games, the Braves have climbed from last place in the division and 6 ½ games back, to its current position. The Braves own a Major League-best 19-6 record at home this season, but now head west with its current 12-16 mark away from Turner Field (-490). The team leads the majors with 237 walks and its .348 on-base percentage leads the National League. Rookie OF Jason Heyward leads the team with 10 homers and is batting .287 with a .412 on-base percentage. “The kid never ceases to amaze you,” manager Bobby Cox said.
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