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The latest chapter of Kris Medlen’s rise from little-known reliever to hottest pitcher on the planet unfolds as the Atlanta Braves open their final homestand of the regular season against the Miami Marlins. All eyes will be on Medlen, who has been moved up in Atlanta’s rotation to put him in line to pitch on regular rest in the NL wild card one-game playoff Oct. 5. The Braves lead St. Louis by 5 1/2 games for the top wild card spot. Miami has dropped seven of 10 and sits 21 games under .500.