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Game 67 of 162Turner Field: Atlanta, GA, 4:15 PM PSTPitching Matchup:LAA – RHP Garrett Richards (6-2, 3.02 ERA) vsATL – RHP Gavin Floyd (1-2, 2.57 ERA)Interesting/Notable Stats and Facts:Angels 2B Howie Kendrick is 7 for 40 (.175) in June and has only one RBI.Only one batter in the Braves’ lineup has faced Garrett Richards in his career: Justin Upton (1 for 4 with a single)Mike Trout is 4 for 8 against Atlanta starter Gavin Floyd (1.100 OPS)Richards has thrown at least seven innings in six of his last seven starts and has never faced Atlanta as a starter.Floyd’s ERA in his last five starts against the Angels (dating back to 2010): 6.61 Follow @SteveGranado!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?’http’:'https’;if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+’://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js’;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, ‘script’, ‘twitter-wjs’); No views yet
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