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The first place Atlanta Braves take on the last place Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday evening. Game time is 10:10 p.m. eastern.
The Braves are coming off a thrilling 5-0 victory last night as they swept the Pirates behind rookie Julio Tehran going 7 2/3 innings without giving up a hit. Brandon Inge spoiled the party with a line drive single down the left field line but Tehran finished the inning to go eight scoreless. The Braves extended their winning streak to five games and send veteran Tim Hudson to the mound tonight against Zach Greinke. Hudson is going for his first win in exactly a month to the day, his last one coming against the Mets in a 9-4 victory. While they have the best home record in baseball, on the road Atlanta is a .500 ballclub. Dan Uggla, Jason Heyward, and big money free agent BJ Upton all are still hitting below .200.
Greinke continues his struggles since coming off the DL for the Dodgers, failing to get to the sixth inning in his four starts since returning. His last start in Colorado he yielded four runs, allowing nine hits and three walks. Clearly this is not the Greinke we are used to seeing, and not the pitcher the Dodgers thought they were getting for 147 million dollars. Offensively the Dodgers have struggled, however Hanley Ramirez was activated Tuesday and could start tonight. That will help Los Angeles who ranks 27th in the league in runs scored.
The best play here is over 7 runs. Tim Hudson has given up 26 earned runs in his last 5 road starts and has not won outside Turner Field since April 13th. We know the Braves will score, the question is will the Dodgers. I say yes so bet the over at www.sportsbookroom.com.