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Braves vs. Tigers Preview: Blair looks to end season on good note

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The Braves can play spoiler with a win over the Tigers.

Atlanta Braves v Miami Marlins Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images

In the penultimate game at Turner Field, the Atlanta Braves will look to make it 11 wins out of their last 13 games.

The Detroit Tigers have bigger things on their mind, as they try to fight back into the second wild card position. Toronto enters Saturday a half game up on the Tigers after losing to the Red Sox on Friday. Detroit gained a game with the 6-2 win over the Braves in game one of the series.

Making the start for Atlanta will be Aaron Blair, who earned his first major league win two starts ago against the Mets. Blair struggled in his last start, going just 3.1 innings while allowing five runs against Miami. In his final start of a disappointing year, a quality outing would be a promising sign going into next season.

The Tigers’ starter will be Jordan Zimmermann -- someone the Braves have seen plenty of. In 18 career starts against Atlanta as a National, Zimmermann went 7-3 with a 2.55 ERA. He had a 2.06 ERA at Turner Field with a 3-1 record.