The Atlanta Braves look to take a giant step toward the postseason when they open up a three-game series against the Miami Marlins Tuesday night at Turner Field. The Braves are 88-65 and lead the National League wild card standings.
Atlanta can clinch a postseason berth with a win against the Marlins or losses by the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers. The Braves send Kris Medlen to the hill to start the first game. Medlen hasn't lost since making his first start of the season on July 31. He has a 9-1 record and 1.51 ERA in 2012.
The Marlins are limping to the season's finish line. Miami is 66-87 and appears to be destined for a last-place finish in the National League East. Nathan Eovaldi will start for the Marlins. Eovaldi is 4-12 with a 4.36 ERA this season. He hasn't won since Aug. 18.
Tuesday night's first pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. ET. The game will be televised by SportSouth. For a list of radio affiliates, click here.
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