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Braves vs Blue Jays schedule and probable pitchers

Mike Soroka will get the nod in Tuesday’s series opener in Toronto.

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The Atlanta Braves head back out on the road Tuesday for a brief two-game set in Toronto against the Blue Jays. Atlanta just wrapped up a 5-1 home stand taking 3-of-4 from the San Diego Padres.

The Blue Jays come in playing well having just swept the Washington Nationals. They have won 7-of-10 overall but are still way behind the Red Sox and Yankees with a 33-38 record.

Tuesday, June 19, 7:07 p.m. ET (Fox Sports Southeast)

Mike Soroka (2018: 4 GS 2-1 W-L, 21.4 K%, 5.6 BB%, 2.57 ERA, 2.61 FIP, 3.00 xFIP)

Calgary native Mike Soroka will get the start in Game 1 of the series. Soroka returned from the DL with a bang in his last start caring a no-hitter into the seventh inning in a win over the New York Mets. He allowed one hit and struck out four over 6 1/3 innings. Soroka has allowed one earned run or less in three of his four career starts.

Jaime Garcia (2018: 12 GS, 2-5 W-L, 20.5 K%, 10.7 BB%, 5.71 ERA, 5.06 FIP, 4.79 xFIP)

The Blue Jays will counter with a familiar face in left handed Jaime Garcia who spent part of last season in Atlanta before being dealt at the trade deadline.

Garcia has had an inconsistent season for the Blue Jays to say the least alternating good and bad outings. He allowed four hits and four runs over five innings in his last start against Tampa Bay.

Wednesday, June 20, 12:37 p.m. ET (FB-Watch)

Anibal Sanchez (2018: 7 G, 6 GS, 3-0 W-L, 21.8 K%, 7.5 BB%, 1.93 ERA, 4.16 FIP, 4.03 xFIP)

Anibal Sanchez will get the start for the Braves in Wednesday’s series finale and will be looking to continue his surprising start. Sanchez has allowed just eight earned runs over 37 1/3 innings spanning seven appearances. He has been lights out in June allowing just two runs over 19 1/3 innings while holding opponents to a .138 batting average.

J.A. Happ (2018: 14 GS, 8-3 W-L, 28.1 K%, 7.5 BB%, 3.48 ERA, 3.41 FIP, 3.43 xFIP)

J.A. Happ will get the start for Toronto in the finale and will be looking to continue a solid June. After allowing five hits and four runs over five innings in his first start this month, Happ has allowed just three hits and one unearned run over his next two. He has limited opponents to two runs or less in five of his last six starts.

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