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    ATLANTA -- It once looked like the Detroit Tigers would be catching a break by ending the regular season with an interleague series against the Braves in Atlanta, even if it meant no designated hitter. Cheap Inter Milan FC Jerseys .The Braves, though, no longer resemble the ballclub that seemed guaranteed to lose more than 100 games in the final season at Turner Field.The Tigers -- fighting for an American League wild-card spot -- will instead face an Atlanta team that has won 10 of its past 11 games and is 35-34 since the All-Star Game.Large crowds will be on hand to say good-bye to the Braves home for the past 20 years and the team wants to put on a good show.We kind of feel like have something to play for, too, Braves interim manager Brian Snitker said. I wouldnt say players talk about being spoilers. Its more looking forward to good games that mean something. We want to win these games, too. Were playing like were a half-game out in the wild-card.The Tigers, though, obviously have the most riding on the series and now have the prospect of an extra game on Monday if needed after being rained out at home against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.The good news for Detroit is that there is little chance of rain in Atlanta this weekend.The Tigers (85-73) are 1 1/2 games in back of Toronto and Baltimore in the race for the two wild-card spots in the American League.Rookie left-hander Daniel Norris (3-2, 3.59 ERA) was pushed back by the rainout to start the series opener on Friday night, with Jordan Zimmermann (9-6, 4.88 ERA) now going on Saturday. Ace Justin Verlander (16-8, 3.10 ERA) will pitch on Sunday.The Braves will start Matt Wisler (7-12, 4.86 ERA) in the series opener, followed by rookie Aaron Blair (1-7, 8.02 ERA) and Julio Teheran (6-10, 3.10 ERA) -- the teams All-Star Game representative.The Tigers will have to adjust their lineup for the series with the absence of designated hitter Victor Martinez from the cleanup spot. The veteran switch-hitter cant play the field because of his knees and will be limited to pinch hitting.Thats the way it is, said Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, who is glad to at least have third baseman Nick Castellanos back from his broken hand.Martinezs absence puts extra importance on Miguel Cabrera, though. The first baseman is hitting .423 with two homers and 11 RBI during a seven-game hitting streak, and has a .352 average with 18 homers and 52 RBI in his past 62 games.Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman had his hitting and on-base streaks come to an end Thursday against Philadelphia at 30 and 46 games, respectively. He batted .384 during his hitting streak, which was the longest in the majors since 2011.Dan Uggla set an Atlanta franchise record by hitting in 33 straight games that year. The on-base streak was the longest by a Brave since Gary Sheffield set the Atlanta record of 52 games in 2002.The Tigers are 12-5 against interleague opponents this year, while the Braves (66-92) are 6-11. The teams have played 18 times, with Detroit winning 12 times. The Tigers have a .621 winning percentage against the National League since 2006.The Tigers-Indians game will be made up on Monday in Detroit if it carries postseason implications, either for Detroit in the wild-card race or Cleveland for postseason seeding.The Tigers could end up playing five games in five days in five different cities. After the game in Atlanta on Sunday, they could have to play the makeup game on Monday, then possibly go to Baltimore to play a wild-card tiebreaker against the Orioles on Tuesday, then a wild-card game on Wednesday and the AL Division Series on Thursday.Im aware of it, Ausmus said of the five-games-in-five-days possibility. But one thing at a time. If thats the scenario, thats a good thing. Its a good problem to have. Cheap Spain Jerseys . Hargreaves began his career in 2008 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and has played with the Edmonton Eskimos and last season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Cheap Manchester United FC Jerseys . 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Even with an Olympic title still to defend, Anna Meares says it is mission accomplished in Rio.The 32-year-old cycling legend achieved her two goals for these Games with bronze in the keirin.Several times before Saturdays race - most recently on Friday - Meares had said she had two goals for her fourth Olympics.But until Olympic medal No.6, the Australian team flag bearer had kept them to herself.There were two boxes to tick ... place better than I did in London in the keirin and win a medal, a tearful Meares said after the keirin final.Meares rode a poor keirin final at the last Olympics and then rebounded brilliantly to win gold in the sprint.Her keirin bronze in Rio eases the pressure slightly for the sprint, where Meares has not won a world championship medal since London.The bronze was also historic, as Meares became the most decorated Australian cyclist in Olympic history with six medals.The Australian team flag bearer cried when told about the numerous cycling medal records she had set, including the first woman to win track medals at four Olympics.Double whammy - thats brilliant, she said.Only British legends Brad Wiggins (eight) and Chris Hoy (seven) have won more Olympic medals in the sport.Dutch gold medallist Elis Ligtlee rode from the front and Meares could not catch her, with British rider Rebecca James coming around the outside for silver.Meares said she lost some speed when she went ttoo high on the last bend. Cheap Mexico Jerseys. My coach (Gary West) is going to give me one for having my elbows out up the home straight, she said.My old BMX days were coming back - I was just fighting to get everything out.Meares had a tumultuous build-up to Rio, thanks to an ongoing back injury that flared again late last year.My team have combed every corner to find ways to keep me strong, the muscles working and to keep the back intact and Ive got a medal, she said.She also contemplated retirement last year after the break-up of her marriage.It is the second medal in a rocky Rio campaign so far for Australian cycling, following the silver to the mens team pursuiters.Matthew Glaetzer will ride off for bronze against Russian Denis Dmitriev in the sprint after losing his semi-final to British rider Callum Skinner.Australias womens team pursuiters, their hopes cruelled by a training crash at the start of the week, had to settle for fifth.Great Britain are guaranteed a fourth track gold medal, with defending Olympic champion Jason Kenny and Skinner to ride off in the final.Their womens team pursuiters broke the world record in all three rides at the Olympics, reducing it to four minutes 10.236 seconds when they beat the US in Saturdays final.Canada beat New Zealand for the bronze. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Adidas Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Nike Baseball JerseysWholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys Authentic Cheap NHL Jerseys Canada Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys Cheap Soccer Jerseys China NCAA Jerseys Cheap Nike NHL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Store Cheap Football Jerseys StoreWholesale Soccer Jerseys Jerseys NCAA China Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys ' ' '