The Atlanta Braves will try to snap a four-game losing streak and avoid a sweep when they wrap up a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants Sunday at Oracle Park. Atlanta saw a ninth inning lead slip away in the opener Friday and fell in extra innings. They were shut out 2-0 on Saturday. Max Fried will try to stop the bleeding Sunday as he matches up against right-hander Anthony DeSclafani.
The Braves will tweak their lineup slightly for Sunday’s game. Joc Pederson will get the start in right field and will move back into the leadoff spot. Pederson has four career home runs against DeSclafani in 17 career plate appearances. Ozzie Albies drops to second in the order. Adam Duvall starts in center while Eddie Rosario will be in left. Travis d’Arnaud will catch the day game after the night game and hit seventh.
The Giants will shuffle their lineup against the left-hander. Darin Ruf returns to the lineup in and will lead off. Austin Slater gets the start in center field while Evan Longoria will be at third base and hit clean up. Buster Posey returns after sitting out Saturday’s game. Wilmer Flores will be at first base in place of Brandon Belt and Donovan will round out the order at second.
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Darin Ruf – LF
Austin Slater – CF
Kris Bryant – RF
Evan Longoria – 3B
Buster Posey – C
Brandon Crawford – SS
Wilmer Flores – 1B
Donovan Solano – 2B
Anthony DeSclafani – RHP
Sunday’s game has a 4:05 p.m. ET start time and can be seen on Bally Sports Southeast.