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14-34, 5th in NL East
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Beckham blast helps Braves sink Marlins (0:24)
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Bad luck a factor for A.J. Pierzynski?

Pierzynski has suffered a massive OPS decline this season. However, the numbers suggest that he's still squaring up the ball. FiveThirtyEight measures just how much bad luck has played a role in Pierzynski's poor performance. Hitting hard, or into hard luck?

Lineup: Braves (13-34) vs. Marlins (25-23)

  • 1. Mallex Smith, CF (L)
  • 2. Gordon Beckham, 2B (R)
  • 3. Freddie Freeman, 1B (L)
  • 4. Tyler Flowers, C (R)
  • 5. Nick Markakis, RF (L)
  • 6. Jeff Francoeur, LF (R)
  • 7. Adonis Garcia, 3B (R)
  • 8. Daniel Castro, SS (R)
  • 9. Aaron Blair, RHP (R)
  • Daily notes

Braves remain unbeaten vs. Marlins

Atlanta is now 4-0 against Miami this season after Friday's 4-2 win, a far cry from its 9-34 record against all other teams, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

Stats & Info

Thursday's longest home runs

Although George Springer cracked the list twice with his two solo homers off Orioles starter Kevin Gausman, Ryan Braun and Bryce Harper led the way on Thursday. Braun's shot traveled a season-long 440 feet, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

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Braves' Freeman on slump: 'Right now, I suck'

Braves 1B Freddie Freeman, who led the majors in batting average with runners in scoring position in 2015, isn't sugarcoating his current slump: "Right now, I suck."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Matt Wisler continues to be a bright spot for the Braves, delivering his seventh quality start in nine outings. He's not going to get a W, but his consistency has been a plus and he's shown more strikeout ability of late, with seven K's each of his past three stars.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred should be praised and complimented for his strong hand in the significant 82-game suspension of Braves Hector Olivera for his violation of the joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. However, what should not get lost in the suspension is the agreement and support of the Players Association and their leader Tony Clark. A good sign regarding the relationship between the two parties as they continue negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement as well as both sides recognizing the seriousness of this type of behavior.

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Olivera suspended 82 games after assault arrest

The Atlanta Braves' dismal season took another turn for the worse Thursday when outfielder Hector Olivera was suspended through Aug. 1 for his arrest on domestic violence charges.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Grandes Ligas anuncia suspensión de 82 partidos para el cubano Héctor Olivera bajo la nueva política de violencia doméstica de la liga

Stats & Info

Wednesday's longest home runs

Rangers rookie Nomar Mazara outpaced the competition by 20 feet on Wednesday. His solo shot off Angels starter Hector Santiago traveled 453 feet, the longest homer by a Rangers player this season, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The Braves are 2-18 at home. If they lose today they'll have as many home losses by 5/25 as the '98 Yankees had all season (19)!

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Julio Teheran did the mathematically impossible tonight: 7 K's over 2 innings. The Elias Sports Bureau says he's the first to do it since Alex Cobb on 5/10/13

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs15330th
Batting Average.23426th
On Base Percentage.30126th
Slugging Percentage.32230th
Earned Run Average4.3122nd
Quality Starts21Tied-18th
WHIP1.3620th
BAA.25517th

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