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Brandon Beachy Shuts Down Miami Marlins, Atlanta Braves Win 14th Straight

August 9th, 2013 at 11:50 PM
By Cody Fields

The Atlanta Braves offense provided an early cushion, but it was Brandon Beachy who stole the show Friday night at Turner Field in a 5-0 over the Miami Marlins. The victory was their 14th straight.

Beachy threw eight shutout innings in just his third start since coming back from Tommy John surgery. In a truly dominating performance, Beachy struck out six and faced only two batters over the minimum.

Christian Yelich started the game with a single, but Beachy proceeded to sit down the next 11 batters he faced, including striking out the side in the fourth on all called third strikes.

Beachy scattered three hits and a walk while also commanding a changeup Brian McCann said was better than before he had Tommy John.

Meanwhile, the Atlanta offense was busy pummeling Jacob Turner with three homers.

Justin Upton started a four-run first inning with a solo homer, his 22nd of the year and sixth already in August.

After Freddie Freeman singled and McCann reached on an error, Chris Johnson uncorked a three-run bomb. McCann added his own solo shot in the third inning.

Should the Braves win Saturday, that would tie the franchise record since they moved to Atlanta. They won 15 straight games in 2000. They also took sole possession of the best record in the Major Leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates' loss.

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Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Brandon Beachy, Brian McCann, Chris Johnson, Freddie Freeman, Jacob Turner, Justin Upton, Miami Marlins, MLB

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One Response to “Brandon Beachy Shuts Down Miami Marlins, Atlanta Braves Win 14th Straight”

  1. Andrew AumanAndrew Auman says:

    Beachy’s command seemed….spotty on certain pitches. Not to say he didn’t have an incredible outing, especially fresh off of Tommy John. Seemed like there was one particular pitch in the 89mph neighborhood he was WAY high on almost every time.

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