Atlanta Braves to open three-game series with Baltimore Orioles

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After completing a series sweep on the road in Miami on Thursday afternoon, the Atlanta Braves now return home to Truist Park this weekend for a three-game set with the Baltimore Orioles, which begins on Friday night. A pair of red-hot teams from the NL and AL East with almost identical records, here are a few things you need to know from Friday's matchup in Atlanta.

Atlanta Braves to open three-game series with Baltimore Orioles

Game Information

  • Who: Atlanta Braves (22-10 overall, first in NL East) vs Baltimore Orioles (21-10 overall, second in AL East)
  • When: Friday, May 5 at 7:20 PM ET on Bally Sports Southeast
  • Where: Truist Park, Atlanta, GA

Probable Starters

  • ATL: LHP Max Fried (2-0, 0.45 ERA, 18:4 K:BB across 20 IP)
  • BAL: RHP Dean Kremer (2-1, 6.67 ERA, 25:9 K:BB across 29.2 IP)

Names to Know

  • ATL: OF Ronald Acuña Jr., C Sean Murphy, 2B Ozzie Albies, 1B Matt Olson, OF Sam Hilliard
  • BAL: SS Jorge Mateo, RHP Yennier Cano, C Adley Rutschman, 2B Adam Frazier, OF Cedric Mullins

Game Notes

  • As mentioned at the start, both the Braves and Orioles enter this weekend playing good baseball, with Atlanta sitting at 8-2 across their last 10 games, as well as currently on a three-game winning streak. During that same span, the Orioles also hold a combined 7-3 record.
  • Braves starter Max Fried has made only one prior start against the Orioles in his MLB career back on August 20, 2021, throwing a complete game shutout with only four hits allowed and four strikeouts. As for Orioles starter Dean Kremer, the right-hander has never faced the Braves.
  • Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr., who also recently won NL Player of the Month for April, enters Friday with a 23-game on-base streak, one that dates back to April 9.

Game Prediction: Atlanta Braves 6, Baltimore Orioles 1