ATLANTA (AP) -- Brandon Beachy improved his major-league best ERA with a couple of career milestones and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 7-0 Thursday night.
Beachy (5-1) threw a five-hit shutout, the first of his career, in the first complete game of his career.
He has won five straight decisions since losing his first start. Beachy had no walks and six strikeouts and lowered his ERA from 1.60 to 1.33.
The right-hander had two strikeouts in the ninth to cap Atlanta's first shutout of the season.
Freddie Freeman homered and Chipper Jones, Michael Bourn, Martin Prado and Tyler Pastornicky each had two hits as the Braves outhit the Marlins 12-5 and split the two-game series.
The Braves improved to 18-5 with Jones in the starting lineup. They are 6-10 in games he did not start.
Ricky Nolasco (4-2) gave up four runs on seven hits in four innings as he was denied his bid for sole possession of the Marlins' record for career wins. Nolasco, who is tied with Dontrelle Willis ...