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Acuña leads off as Braves begin four-game set with Rockies

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Thursday’s lineups are here.

Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images

Wednesday night’s fireworks thankfully did not create a long-term injury for Ronald Acuña and the Atlanta Braves will open a four-game set against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday evening. While most expected the mega-talented youngster to rest for at least one game, the Braves announced the lineup for the series opener and Acuña was in his familiar lead-off spot.

It is unquestionably positive to see Acuña in the lineup, as the Braves almost certainly would not feel comfortable risking any sort of set-back with a player of his youth and stature. In a vacuum, it might feel wise to give him an extra day but, alas, here we are.

Elsewhere, Johan Camargo returns to the lineup at third base after a day off on Wednesday and Kurt Suzuki is in the lineup at catcher.

In opposition, the Rockies will send the following lineup to the plate against Braves starter Julio Teheran.

Stay tuned.