Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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Chris Johnson drove in three runs, Jason Heyward homered and Brandon Beachy pitched six strong innings to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Wednesday night. The Braves have won two straight and 17 of 19 to lead the majors with a .612 winning percentage. Philadelphia, which has lost seven of eight series since All-Star break, has dropped 19 of 23. The Phillies have lost 14 of 15 on the road. Rain delayed the start of the game 1 hour, 48 minutes. Beachy (2-0) held the Phillies scoreless until Dominic Brown's 27th homer cut the lead to 5-2 with one out in the sixth. John Lannan (3-6) lasted only 1 1-3 innings before leaving with a left knee injury. Beachy, making his fourth start since returning from elbow ligament replacement surgery, allowed five hits, two runs and no walks. The right-hander struck out four, beating Philadelphia for the first time in nine career starts. Craig Kimbrel converted his 28th consecutive save opportunity and 38th in 41 cha...
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