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Braves look to secure series win in Sunday doubleheader against Cardinals

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Weather permitting, the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals will wrap up a four-game series Sunday with a day/night doubleheader at Truist Park. This is the Cardinals’ only trip into Atlanta so it would seem that they will make every effort to get the games in if possible.

Atlanta’s pitching is going to be put to the test this week as they will kick off a stretch where they will play 10 games in eight days. They are scheduled for another doubleheader Monday in New York in what will be a critical four-game series against the NL East leading Mets.

The Braves will recall Bryse Wilson in time to make the start in Game 1 Sunday. Wilson will be replacing Tucker Davidson in the rotation after he was placed on the injured list Wednesday due to inflammation in his left forearm. Wilson has made five starts for the Braves this season at the Major League level posting a 4.38 ERA in 24 2/3 innings. His last start came on May 22 where he limited the Pirates to five hits and one run in 6 2/3 innings.

The Cardinals will counter with veteran right-hander Adam Wainwright. Wainwright has pitched well over three starts in June and held the Marlins to four hits and two runs over six innings in his last outing. Wainwright has a 3.63 ERA in 19 career games against Atlanta.

The second game will be featured on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. Drew Smyly will get the start for Atlanta. It has been a bumpy season for Smyly but he is coming off of a positive outing in his last start. Smyly allowed six hits and two runs over five innings last time out against the Marlins. That snapped a two start stretch where he failed to make it out of the fifth inning. It was only the third start this season where Smyly didn’t allow a home run.

Kwang Hyun Kim will get the start for the Cardinals in the nightcap. Kim allowed three hits and five walks but just one run over six innings in his last start against the Marlins. This will be his first career appearance against Atlanta.

Game 1 Info

Game Date/Time: Sunday, June 20, 2:10 p.m. ET

Location: Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia

TV: Bally Sports South

Streaming: MLB.tv

Radio: 680 AM / 93.7 FM The Fan, WNNX 100.5, Braves Radio Network

Game 2 Info

Time: 7:08 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN

Radio: 680 AM / 93.7 FM The Fan, WNNX 100.5, Braves Radio Network