Marlins look to stop 4-game skid against Braves

Miami Marlins (28-28, second in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (34-22, first in the NL East)

Atlanta; Thursday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Miami: Pablo Lopez (5-4, 3.96 ERA) Atlanta: Ian Anderson (3-1, 2.36 ERA)

LINE: Braves favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Miami enters the matchup as losers of their last four games.

The Braves are 24-15 against the rest of their division. Atlanta’s team on-base percentage of .346 is second in the MLB. Freddie Freeman leads the lineup with an OBP of .442.

The Marlins are 20-19 against opponents from the NL East. Miami has slugged .390 this season. Brian Anderson leads the team with a .476 slugging percentage, including 18 extra-base hits and 10 home runs.

TOP PERFORMERS: Freeman leads the Braves with 35 extra base hits and is slugging .637.

Starling Marte leads the Marlins with 21 extra base hits and is slugging .445.

INJURIES: Braves: Jeremy Walker: (shoulder), Mike Soroka: (achilles), Phil Pfeifer: (elbow), Tommy Milone: (left elbow), Max Fried: (ankle).

Marlins: Pat Venditte: (right oblique), Drew Steckenrider: (elbow), Mike Morin: (elbow), Brian Moran: (knee), Brandon Leibrandt: (left elbow), Elieser Hernandez: (right lat), Magneuris Sierra: (right hamstring), Harold Ramirez: (left hamstring), Logan Forsythe: (oblique), Isan Diaz: (groin), Francisco Cervelli: (concussion).

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