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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