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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Charlie Morton works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

New York Mets (77-84, third in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (87-73, first in the NL East)

Atlanta; Sunday, 3:20 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Noah Syndergaard (0-0, .00 ERA, .00 WHIP, 2 strikeouts) Braves: Charlie Morton (14-6, 3.64 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 213 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Braves -150, Mets +130; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta and New York will play on Sunday.

The Braves are 41-38 in home games in 2020. Atlanta has slugged .434 this season. Kyle Wright leads the team with a mark of .667.

The Mets have gone 30-50 away from home. New York has a collective on-base percentage of .312, led by Michael Conforto with a mark of .340.

The Braves won the last meeting 6-5. Drew Smyly earned his 11th victory and William Contreras went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs for Atlanta. Carlos Carrasco took his fifth loss for New York.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ozzie Albies leads the Braves with 76 extra base hits and is slugging .488.

Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 37 home runs and has 94 RBIs.

LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 7-3, .245 batting average, 3.68 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs

Mets: 4-6, .245 batting average, 4.34 ERA, outscored by four runs

INJURIES: Braves: Josh Tomlin: (neck), Mike Soroka: (achilles), Edgar Santana: (intercostal), Grant Dayton: (shoulder), Tucker Davidson: (forearm), Marcell Ozuna: (hand), Adam Duvall: (undisclosed), Ronald Acuna Jr.: (knee), Stephen Vogt: (hip).

Mets: Thomas Szapucki: (undisclosed), Robert Stock: (hamstring), Drew Smith: (shoulder), David Peterson: (side), Corey Oswalt: (knee), Stephen Nogosek: (shoulder), Joey Lucchesi: (elbow), Jacob deGrom: (forearm), Dellin Betances: (shoulder), Jose Martinez: (knee), J.D. Davis: (hand), Tomas Nido: (thumb).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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