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No surprises for Braves lineup in Game 1 versus Reds

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Ronald Acuña will lead off and play center in Game 1

Boston Red Sox v Atlanta Braves Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

The Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds will meet in Game 1 of the NL Wild Card series this afternoon at Truist Park. Left-hander Max Fried will be on the mound for the Braves while the Reds will counter with NL Cy Young favorite Trevor Bauer.

No surprises for Brian Snitker’s lineup for Game 1. As expected Ronald Acuña Jr. will be lead off and play center field. Travis d’Arnaud will hit clean up and be behind the plate while Austin Riley returns to the lineup and will be playing third and hitting ninth.

Nick Senzel will lead off against Fried and play center. Nicholas Castellanos will be hitting second and playing right field. Aristides Aquino will start in left and hit sixth. Curt Casali will catch Bauer and hit ninth.