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Charlie Culberson gets the start in left field on Saturday for the Braves

Here is how both teams will line up on Saturday

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon McCarthy will be on the mound Saturday when the Atlanta Braves continue their four-game set against the Washington Nationals. Atlanta has taken the first two games of the series including a 4-0 win Friday night.

Tyler Flowers returns to the lineup on Saturday while Charlie Culberson also gets the start in left field against left hander Gio Gonzalez.

Braves’ hitters against Gio Gonzalez

  • Freddie Freeman - 14-for-45, 4 HR, 5 2B
  • Nick Markakis - 9-for-46, 2 2B
  • Ender Inciarte - 11-for-22, 2 2B
  • Peter Bourjos - 3-for-22
  • Dansby Swanson - 3-for-14, 2 HR, 2B
  • Kurt Suzuki - 6-for-13, 2 HR, 2 2B
  • Johan Camargo - 6-for-11, 2 2B
  • Ozzie Albies - 2-for-5
  • Tyler Flowers - 1-for-6

Matt Adams gets the start at first base and will hit cleanup for the Nationals on Saturday. Adams is 5-for-11 with a pair of doubles in his career against Braves’ starter Brandon McCarthy.

Nationals’ hitters vs Brandon McCarthy

  • Matt Adams - 5-for-11, 2 2B
  • Mark Reynolds - 3-for-8, 2B
  • Bryce Harper - 1-for-6, 2B
  • Anthony Rendon - 2-for-7
  • Brian Goodwin - 0-for-5
  • Trea Turner - 2-for-4
  • Michael Taylor - 0-for-4

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