The Atlanta Braves and Detroit Tigers meet again on Sunday in what will be the last baseball game ever played at Turner Field. While the Braves look to close out the Turner Field era with a win, the Tigers need a win to keep their postseason hopes alive.
Atlanta dealt Detroit a blow on Saturday with a 5-3 win thanks to home runs by Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis and a solid pitching effort from Aaron Blair. The Tigers enter Sunday’s game 1.5 games behind Baltimore and Toronto in the American League wild card picture. Detroit needs to win on Sunday and has a makeup game scheduled for Cleveland on Monday.
Julio Teheran will make his final start of the 2016 season for the Braves and will be looking to end the campaign on a good note. Teheran was hit hard last time out allowing 10 hits and six runs in four innings against the Philadelphia Phillies. His ERA is 4.86 in eight starts since coming off the disabled list on August 19. Teheran is 6-10 on the season with a 3.33 ERA over 29 starts.
The Tigers will counter with Justin Verlander who will be looking to continue a dominant second-half run. Verlander is 16-8 with a 3.10 ERA on the season but is 8-2 with a 2.00 ERA in 15 starts since the All-Star break. He has held opposing hitters to just a .176 average over that span and has allowed just two runs in his last 20 2⁄3 innings.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, October 2, 3:10 p.m. ET
Location: Turner Field, Atlanta Georgia
TV: Fox Sports South
Radio: WYAY 106.7, Braves Radio Network, 680 AM/93.7 FM