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.
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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