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Austin Riley starts at first as Braves continue series against Giants

Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies get Saturday off

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves will look to clinch a series win and inch closer to the 100 win mark on Saturday when they continue their series against the San Francisco Giants. As expected, the Braves will give the day off to a several of their regular players after clinching the division title last night. Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies and Nick Markakis are all out of Saturday’s lineup.

Ronald Acuña Jr. is in the lineup and needs three stolen bases to join the 40-40 club. Adeiny Hechavarria gets the start at second base. Austin Riley is hitting sixth and playing first base in place of Freeman.

For the Giants, Buster Posey is back behind the plate and hitting third. Austin Slater starts at first while Joey Rickard will be in left against the left-hander.

First pitch from SunTrust Park is scheduled for 7:20 p.m. ET and can be seen on Fox Sports South.

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