Atlanta wants to win pennant by defeating Los Angeles | Sports

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

Los Angeles; Thursday, 8:08 p.m. EDT

PITCHING LIKELIHOODS: Braves: Max Fried (1-0, 3.10 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 158 strikeouts this postseason) Dodgers: TBD

NLCS: Atlanta leads the series 3-1

BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta will try to claim a streak win by beating Los Angeles in Game 5 of the NLCS.

The Dodgers were 58-23 at their home game in 2021. Los Angeles has made nine home runs this postseason, with Will Smith spotting three of them en route to a slugging percentage of 0.583.

The Braves were 46-35 in 2021. Atlanta has a team quick average of .257 this postseason, with Eddie Rosario topping them with an average of .467, including three extra base hits and eight RBIs.

The Braves won the last meeting 9-2. Drew Smyly took his first win of the postseason, and Eddie Rosario went 4-for-5 for Atlanta with a triplet, two home runs and four RBIs. Julio Urias suffered his first postseason loss for Los Angeles.

TOP PERFORMERS: Trea Turner finished second in the Dodgers with 28 homers and is .536 slug.

Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with 179 hits and has 83 RBIs.

DURING PLAYOFFS: Dodgers: .231 batting average, 3.17 ERA, outperformed opponents by two runs

Braves: 0.257 batting average, 2.57 ERA, outperforming opponents by 14 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), Justin Turner: (thigh), Edwin Rios: (shoulder), Sheldon Neuse: (not known), Max Muncy: ( Elbow).

Braves: Josh Tomlin: (neck), Mike Soroka: (Achilles), Grant Dayton: (shoulder), Tucker Davidson: (forearm), Jorge Soler: (health logs), Marcell Ozuna: (hand), Ronald Acuna Jr .: ( Knee).

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

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