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Culberson starts at shortstop for Braves in opener against Marlins

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Here’s how Brian Snitker will fill out the lineup card.

Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves - Game One Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Atlanta Braves will put a three-game winning streak on the line on Thursday evening, as the team begins a four-game weekend set with the Miami Marlins. This particular series doubles as the final match-up of the season against a division rival and, in the opener, Brian Snitker will use the following lineup.

With Kurt Suzuki on the shelf, Tyler Flowers gets the start at catcher for the second straight day but perhaps the headline story is Dansby Swanson having the evening off at shortstop after a two-homer performance on Tuesday and a solid effort on Wednesday. Charlie Culberson gets the nod (his second start in five games at the position) and he slots in ahead of Flowers in the batting order.

Elsewhere, Ender Inciarte is in the No. 2 spot again. That continues to be sub-optimal.

In opposition to Sean Newcomb and the Braves, the Marlins will deploy the following group.

Stay tuned for all the latest throughout the day.