In their 10 meetings this season, the Braves outscored the Marlins 68-44, but take away the 29-9 score, and the Braves lead was 39-35 over the other nine games. Miami’s turnaround has been fueled by its rotation, which is headlined by Sixto Sanchez, Sandy Alcantara, and Pablo Lopez.
All-time, the Braves are 277-191 against the Marlins, including a 120-66 mark in the past decade before this season. They’ve met once in the postseason, when Miami eliminated the Braves in six games to win the 1997 NL Championship Series.
The Braves, coming off their first postseason series win in 19 years, are trying to advance to their first NLCS since 2001. This is Miami’s third trip to the postseason, with the previous two resulting in World Series championships (1997, 2003). They’re 7-0 in all-time postseason series.