Teheran, Folty to start first games of final homestand

MIAMI –Julio Teheran will start Tuesday followed by Mike Foltynewicz on Wednesday in the first two games of the Braves’ final homestand of the season and their last ever at Turner Field.

Teheran had been scheduled to start Sunday’s series finale at Miami, but that game was cancelled after the tragic death of Marlins star Jose Fernandez in an early morning boating accident off Miami Beach. The game will not be made up.

The Braves have a scheduled day off Monday before beginning their six-game final homestand against Philadelphia and the Detroit Tigers. The Braves had a season-high seven-game winning streak snapped Saturday and have won 19 of their past 32 games.

Tuesday’s start will be the first for Foltynewicz since he was struck in the left calf by a line drive in a Sept. 12 game against the Marlins.

Braves interim manager Brian Snitker said Josh Collmenter will start the series finale Thursday against the Phillies and Matt Wisler will start Friday’s interleague series opener against the Tigers. That’s as far as Snitker went with the team’s pitching plans, but Teheran would be in line to start the season finale Sunday against the Tigers on regular rest.

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