Atlanta Braves probable pitchers and lineups vs. Cleveland Guardians, April 26

Perhaps the best weekend series in baseball kicks off between teams with the best record in their respective league.

Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves
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If you were to say the Braves were playing in a series between teams with the two best records in baseball, you'd likely assume the opponent was the mighty Dodgers. Although the Braves boast the best record in the NL, their opponent this weekend is a surprise team from the American League that has matched the Braves success in 2024.

The Cleveland Guardians are off to a 18-7 start behind first-time manager, and member of the 2021 Braves World Series team, Stephen Vogt. Cleveland's +49 run differential leads all teams in MLB. The Braves follow them with a +44 run differential. It should make for a great series down in Atlanta this weekend.

Let's check out the starting lineups and pitchers for tonight's game.

Probable starting pitchers

Chris Sale (2-1, 4.38 ERA) has been electric in each of his four starts in a Braves uniform. If he can cut out the first-inning lead-off homers he will see that ERA trend toward a better direction. Sale's great movement and velocity have shown he still has plenty left in the tank. And his 2.93 xFIP suggests he is on his way to some more pleasant results.

Logan Allen (3-0, 5.06 ERA) takes the bump for the Guardians in a rematch between the franchises that competed for the 1995 World Series title. Cleveland has been able to churn out numerous impressive young pitchers over the years, and Allen is hoping to become one of the latest. His 2024 is off to a less than stellar start, and his limited swing and miss stuff gives cause for concern against the Braves. Let's hope the Braves do their usual business against LHP and get to Allen early and often in this matchup.

Atlanta Braves starting lineup, April 26

Cleveland Guardians starting lineup, April 26

What channel is the Atlanta Braves game on today?

  • Game time: 7:20 p.m. EST
  • Bally Sports South will carry the Braves feed.
  • Guardians fans can view the game on Bally Sports Great Lakes.

How do I stream the Atlanta Braves game today?

How can I listen to the Atlanta Braves game today?

  • The Braves radio broadcast will be on 680 AM/93.7 FM The Fan
  • Guardians fans can listen on WTAM 1100, WMMS 100.7, Guardians Radio Network

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