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Braves' East title push hits Facebook today

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The Braves push for their first National League East title since 2013 will be on display in a unique viewing experience as MLB's digital-only national broadcasts continue with the Braves' finale in San Francisco today at 3:45 p.m. ET.

The Braves-Giants series finale at AT&T Park will stream live in the United States exclusively on Facebook. The afternoon contest is one of 25 streaming broadcasts scheduled throughout 2018 as part of MLB's partnership with Facebook.

The Braves push for their first National League East title since 2013 will be on display in a unique viewing experience as MLB's digital-only national broadcasts continue with the Braves' finale in San Francisco today at 3:45 p.m. ET.

The Braves-Giants series finale at AT&T Park will stream live in the United States exclusively on Facebook. The afternoon contest is one of 25 streaming broadcasts scheduled throughout 2018 as part of MLB's partnership with Facebook.

Fans can tune in at www.facebook.com/MLBLiveGames or by logging onto Facebook's MLB live page from their phones, tablets, smart TVs or other streaming devices.

MLB Network will produce the game with play-by-play man Rich Waltz, analysts Jason Marquis and Mike Krukow and in-game reporter Guy Haberman handling broadcasting duties in San Francisco. Both teams will be represented within the booth. Marquis began his year career as a Braves first-rounder and played his first four Major League seasons with the organization from 2000-03. Joining him in San Francisco will be former Giants pitcher Krukow (1983-89), who won 20 games and made the National League All-Star team with the club in 1986.

How to watch on mobile and desktop

1. Search for "MLB Live" on Facebook

2. Follow the "MLB Live" show page

1. Download the Facebook video app on your TV or streaming device and search for "MLB Live"

2. Or stream the game from your phone to a TV on the same WiFi network by tapping the TV icon.

What to know about the Braves-Giants game

The Braves sit atop the NL East and are looking to preserve their lead over the Phillies and chase the NL Central leaders for the league's top seed.

The Braves will have to contend with left-hander Derek Holland, who has been strong in the second half. Holland is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in 51 1/3 innings since the All-Star break, lowing his season ERA from 4.09 to 3.54 in the process.

Anibal Sanchez will start for the visiting Braves. After a down year in 2017, Sanchez has rebounded with his best campaign since 2013, going 6-5 with a 3.09 ERA in 21 games (20 starts) as Atlanta's most consistent starter.

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.