Teheran to make 6th straight opening day start for Braves

By – Associated Press – Monday, March 18, 2019

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) – Atlanta Braves right-hander is set to make his sixth straight start on opening day.

The Braves said Monday that will face the Phillies on March 28 in Philadelphia.

’s run ties Hall of Famer Warren Spahn (1957-62) for the longest in Braves’ franchise history during the modern era. is 1-1 with a 2.73 ERA on opening day.

Earlier this spring, it had been thought Mike Foltynewicz might start on opening day for the Braves. But he’s likely to be out until at least mid-April with a sore right elbow.

New Phillies slugger Bryce Harper is expected to make his debut in the opener. He’s had a lot of career success against , going 18 for 40 (.450) with eight homers and 19 RBIs.

went 9-9 last season with a 3.94 ERA in 31 starts.

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