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Joc Pederson returns to Atlanta’s lineup for Thursday’s series finale

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Pederson got the day off Wednesday.

Atlanta Braves v New York Mets Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images

The Atlanta Braves will try to complete a sweep of the Cincinnati Reds when they wrap up a three-game series Thursday evening at Truist Park. The Braves took the first two games of the series including a walk-off win Wednesday courtesy of a two-run homer by Ozzie Albies in the 11th inning. Atlanta entered play Thursday tied with the Philadelphia Phillies for the division lead.

The Braves will roll out the same top six of the order Thursday with Albies leading off and then followed by Jorge Soler. Joc Pederson returns to the lineup and will hit seventh and play centerfield while Stephen Vogt starts in place of Travis d’Arnaud behind the plate and will be hitting eighth.

For the Reds, Nick Castellanos is out of the lineup Thursday. Aristides Aquino gets the start in right field and will hit sixth.

Thursday’s game has an early start time of 5:10 p.m. ET and can be seen on Bally Sports South.