Braves Vs. Marlins Game Preview: Miami Welcomes Atlanta To Town

Sept 4, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins relief pitcher Wade LeBlanc (23) throws against the Milwaukee Brewers at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

The Marlins open up a series against Atlanta on Monday.

The Miami Marlins begin a series against the Atlanta Braves on Monday as they look to build on their series win over Cincinnati and close out the regular season in strong fashion.

Related: Miami Marlins Still Considering Emilio Bonifacio Outfield / Infield Conundrum

The Braves are coming off a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals that helped solidify their playoff position. The Braves are unlikely to catch Washington and win the NL East, but they have a comfortable hold on one of the wild card spots.

The Marlins are scheduled to pitch Wade LeBlanc (2-4, 2.95 ERA), while the Braves are expected to start Tim Hudson (14-6, 3.66) on the mound. LeBlanc, who has also spent time as a reliever in 2012, is coming off a loss in his most recent start.

Monday's Game Time: 7:10 p.m. ET

TV: FOX Sports Florida

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Tampa Bay. For more in-depth coverage, visit Marlins blog Fish Stripes and Braves blog Talking Chop. And for more news, notes and analysis from around the league, head over to Baseball Nation.

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