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Dansby Swanson drops to sixth spot as Braves look for offensive spark

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Brian Snitker is making some slight changes to his lineup, trying to find a combination that fits.

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The Braves are desperate for offense and made a slight change to their daily lineup on Tuesday, moving Dansby Swanson down one spot to sixth in favor of Guillermo Heredia. While the latter may not possess the ceiling that Swanson appears to have, his offensive contributions in 2021 have far outweighed those of the Atlanta shortstop. Ideally, having Swanson healthy and productive would keep him in the middle of the lineup, but as his struggles become more and more prolonged, a change becomes necessary. Orlando Arcia remains in seventh spot, playing left field. His resurgence could also figure into the Swanson situation at some point, but that may not be imminent. William Contreras is out of the lineup in favor of Kevan Smith Tuesday.

The Pirates will counter with the following:

First pitch from PNC Park is set for 7:05 p.m. ET and can be seen on Bally Sports South.