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Swanson will lead off for Braves against Royals

With two of their best hitters spending some time off to get fully healthy, this lineup for the Braves looks a bit different from what we normally expect to see.

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Tonight’s lineups have officially been revealed for everybody to view, so let’s go ahead and view both of them.

You knew that we were going to get a different-looking lineup tonight with the absence of both Ronald Acuña Jr. and Freddie Freeman and that’s exactly what we’ve got here as far as the Braves are concerned. Dansby Swanson is hitting at the very top of the order for only the second time this season and the first time was this past weekend. Billy Hamilton gets to square off with his former team as he’ll be hitting at the very bottom of the lineup. Francisco Cervelli is now at first base for the game and Austin Riley is on DH duty. As usual, let’s hope for health more than anything else.

Meanwhile, the Royals figure that they’re not going to mess with a good thing that they had last night. The only change is that Nicky Lopez and Mebrys Viloria have flip-flopped their positions when compared to last night. Other than that switch, nothing has really changed when it comes to Kansas City’s lineup.

So, what do you think of the lineup for the Braves tonight? Sure seems like there’s plenty to discuss, right?

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