Atlanta plays Los Angeles in the opening game of the NLCS | Sports

Atlanta Braves (88-73, first NL-East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (106-56, second NL-West)

Atlanta; Saturday, 8:08 p.m. EDT

PITCHING LIKELIHOODS: Braves: TBD Dodgers: Max Fried

BOTTOM LINE: Max Fried and Los Angeles will play Atlanta in Game 1 of the NLCS.

The Dodgers were 58-23 at home games in 2021. Los Angeles has a team slugging percentage of 0.358 this postseason, with Will Smith leading it with a 0.667 mark, including four additional base hits and three RBIs.

The Braves set a record of 46-35 away in 2021. Atlanta has hit four home runs this postseason, with Freddie Freeman spotting one of them on the way to a sluggish percentage of 0.615.

TOP PERFORMER: Trea Turner leads the Dodgers with 195 hits and has 77 RBIs.

Ozzie Albies leads the Braves with 77 additional base hits and is .488.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Dodgers: 9-1, .281 batting average, 3.70 ERA, outperformed opponents by 24 runs

Braves: 8-2, .245 batting average, 3.03 ERA, outperformed opponents by 19 runs

INJURIES: Dodgers: Jimmie Sherfy: (elbow), Jimmy Nelson: (elbow), Dustin May: (elbow), Clayton Kershaw: (forearm), Tommy Kahnle: (elbow), Cole Hamels: (arm), Caleb Ferguson: ( Elbow), Danny Duffy: (forearm), Garrett Cleavinger: (oblique), Scott Alexander: (shoulder), Edwin Rios: (shoulder), Sheldon Neuse: (not known).

Braves: Josh Tomlin: (neck), Mike Soroka: (Achilles), Grant Dayton: (shoulder), Tucker Davidson: (forearm), Marcell Ozuna: (hand), Adam Duvall: (not known), Ronald Acuna Jr .: ( Knee).

The Associated Press created this story with the technology of Data Skrive and data from Sports Radar.

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