The Atlanta Braves are red hot, there's not other way to put it. They are winners of nine straight games, they have a dynamic offense that can put runs up by the punches and they have probably the best pitching in baseball. Tonight, they take on the Kansas City Royals, so check out the live streaming ction online as we bring you a link. First, here is the matchups.
It will be Kris Medlen on the mound for the home team and Jeremy Guthrie taking the hill for the visiting Royals. Both pitchers have struggled, but they give their teams the confidence to win.
For Guthrie, he's 2-0 with a 3.55 ERA as the Royals have won 12 of his last 13 starts. The Braves are 2-0 with Medlen on the mound so far this season. Guthrie went six innings allowing four earned runs while striking out only two. If he wants to be successful against the Braves, he can't allow them to put the ball in play and will need to get more strikeouts. As for Medlen, he will look to build on a seven inning scoreless outing against the Miami Marlins. So far in the season, Medlen has walked six batters and only struckout four, at least he's not letting runs cross the plate.
The Royals are 7-5 and tied for first place with the Detroit Tigers in the A.L. Central. As for the Braves, well, they're the best in the majors with an 11-1 record. They have a 3.5-game lead over the New York Mets and Washington Nationals.
Atlanta hopes Justin Upton and Evan Gattis can keep producing the long balls, while B.J. Upton seems to have broken out of a recent funk. Role players like Ramiro Peña and Chris Johnson continue garnishing respect from players and managers as their bats are red hot.