What you need to know: The Dodgers, who lost three of four games against the St. Louis Cardinals over the weekend, continue their 10-game journey Monday night in Atlanta when they open a three-game series against the Braves at Truist Park.
Right-hander Gavin Stone (0-0, 9.00 earned run average) will line up for the Dodgers against Braves right-hander Charlie Morton (5-3, 2.85 ERA). Stone gave up four runs in four innings in his major league debut on May 3 against Philadelphia. Morton is 1-2 in five career starts against the Dodgers with a 4.94 ERA.
With pitchers Julio Urías and Dustin May on the injured list, the Dodgers will send right-hander Bobby Miller up the mound Tuesday night. Miller was the club’s first-round pick in the 2020 University of Louisville amateur draft.
The Dodgers and Braves lead their respective divisions, Los Angeles is first in the National League West (29-19, .604), 1½ games ahead of Arizona, while Atlanta leads 29-17 (.630). the NL East is five games ahead of the New York Mets.
The Dodgers’ Freddie Freeman and the Braves’ Ronald Acuña Jr. will each have an 11-game hitting streak in the series opener Monday night.