Braves look for ninth straight win as Beachy takes mound


Brandon Beachy will look to extend the Braves win streak to nine when he takes to the mound in Philadelphia on Saturday.

Beachy, 26, will be making his second start for the Braves at the major league level since returning from Tommy John surgery last season. In Beachy’s first outing he allowed seven runs in 3 2/3 innings of work against Colorado. The Braves rebounded and won that game.

The Phillies will counter with John Lannan (3-4, 4.11) who has pitched better over the last month of action. In July Lannan was 2-2 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP.

Game time is 4:05 pm EST.

The Braves should also welcome B.J. Upton back to the starting lineup from a strained right adductor suffered on July 12.

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