By The Associated Press
Detroit Tigers (21-32, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Atlanta Braves (30-26, second in the AL East)
Atlanta; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Braves favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta and Detroit will meet at SunTrust Park on Friday.
The Braves are 14-14 in home games. Atlanta’s team on-base percentage of .328 is eighth in the league. Freddie Freeman leads the lineup with an OBP of .396.
The Tigers are 12-15 on the road. The Detroit pitching staff has a combined team ERA of 4.74, Matthew Boyd paces the staff with a mark of 2.85. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
TOP PERFORMERS: Freeman leads the Braves with 27 extra base hits and is slugging .561. Austin Riley is 13-for-41 with a double, five home runs and 16 RBIs over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
Nicholas Castellanos leads the Tigers with 55 hits and is batting .267. JaCoby Jones is 13-for-34 with three doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Detroit.
LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 5-5, .229 batting average, 3.80 ERA, outscored by one run
Tigers: 3-7, .241 batting average, 3.48 ERA, outscored by eight runs
Braves Injuries: Darren O’Day: 10-day IL (forearm), Ender Inciarte: 10-day IL (lumbar strain).
Tigers Injuries: Jordan Zimmermann: 10-day IL (elbow), Tyson Ross: 10-day IL (nerve), Matt Moore: 60-day IL (knee), Michael Fulmer: 60-day IL (elbow), Jordy Mercer: 10-day IL (quad), Josh Harrison: 10-day IL (hamstring).