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Braves Vs. Rays: Game 1 Preview, TV Info And More

Tommy Hanson will take the hill for the Braves in Atlanta's first Interleague trip of the season, at Tropicana Field against the Rays. He'll face off with James Shields, who already has six wins on the season and has been dominant pitching at home, but nearly unstoppable in Interleague play - last season he lead the majors with three complete games and 42 strikeouts against the NL.

The Rays are 6-15 all-time against Atlanta, while the Braves have the second-best record of any NL team in Interleague play, 129-112 overall.

Date / Time: Friday, May 18, 7:10 p.m. ET

Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida

TV: Peachtree TV, Fox Sports South

Radio: WNNX 100.5, WCNN 680

Probable Starters: Tommy Hanson (4-3) vs. James Shields (6-1)

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