Atlanta Braves (18-12, first in the NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (12-14, third in the NL East)
Philadelphia; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Atlanta: Robbie Erlin (0-0, 5.14 ERA) Philadelphia: Zack Wheeler (3-0, 2.76 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Aaron Nola. Nola pitched seven innings, giving up two runs on five hits with eight strikeouts against Washington.
The Phillies are 9-6 against NL East opponents. Philadelphia has a collective on-base percentage of .344, good for second in the National League. Bryce Harper leads the club with a mark of .441.
The Braves are 12-7 against division opponents. Atlanta has hit 42 home runs this season, tenth in the National League. Marcell Ozuna leads them with eight, averaging one every 13.2 at-bats.
TOP PERFORMERS: J.T. Realmuto leads the Phillies with 12 extra base hits and is slugging .600.
Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with 16 extra base hits and is slugging .569.
INJURIES: Phillies: David Robertson: (elbow), Seranthony Dominguez: (elbow), Jose Alvarez: (undisclosed), Jay Bruce: (quad).
Braves: Jacob Webb: (shoulder), Jeremy Walker: (shoulder), Mike Soroka: (achilles), Phil Pfeifer: (elbow), Cole Hamels: (left arm), Ozzie Albies: (right wrist).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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