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The Braves will try to make it two straight against the Rays.

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The Atlanta Braves will try to get back to .500 for the season and keep the heat on the New York Mets in the NL East Sunday when they face the Tampa Bay Rays in the rubber match of a three game series. Drew Smyly will make his first start of the second half for Atlanta while the Rays will counter with veteran lefty Rich Hill.

Sunday’s game is slated to get underway at 1:20 p.m. ET and can be seen on Bally Sports Southeast.

PREVIEW | Lineups

Series Recap:

Friday: Rays 7, Braves 6 (10 innings)

Saturday: Braves 9, Rays 0