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Braves, Rays try to get offenses going in series opener

June 14 - The Atlanta Braves hope their bats will start to click once they return home to begin a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.

Atlanta's offense was in hiding for much of its road trip, during which the Braves went 3-6. Atlanta ended a five-game losing streak, something it hadn't endured since September 2017, by beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-3 on Thursday.

Tampa Bay rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Thursday in the rubber game of their three-game set. The Rays went 2-5 on their homestand.

The starting pitchers for the series opener are Atlanta left-hander Chris Sale (8-2, 3.