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Joc Pederson starts in center for Braves against Padres

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Adam Duvall gets the day off.

Atlanta Braves v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

The Atlanta Braves will go for their third consecutive win Sunday when they wrap up a long road trip against the San Diego Padres. The Braves will enter play with a 1.5 game lead in the NL East standings with a magic number of seven to clinch the division. Atlanta will go with a bullpen game Sunday while the Padres will start right-hander Joe Musgrove.

Joc Pederson will make his second start of the road trip in Sunday’s game replacing Adam Duvall in center. Pederson has been coming off the bench of late but has four hits on the road trip including three doubles. Eddie Rosario moves up to the fifth spot in the order in place of Duvall.

Having been eliminated from the wild card race with last night’s loss, Fernando Tatis Jr. is out of the Padres’ lineup for Sunday. Ha-Seong Kim will play shortstop and hit seventh.

Sunday’s game has a start time of 4:10 p.m. ET and can be seen on Bally Sports Southeast.