ATLANTA - Brandon Beachy had a career-high 11 strikeouts in his return from the disabled list, Dan Uggla and Brian McCann hit two-run homers, and the Atlanta Braves completed a sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays with a 5-1 victory Wednesday.
Beachy had been on the disabled list since May 14 with a strained left oblique. After one rehab appearance in the minors, the rookie right-hander returned to the Braves with a flourish, eclipsing his previous best of nine strikeouts in two other starts.
He had the Blue Jays completely baffled over his six-inning stint, getting all but one of his Ks on swinging strikes. Toronto managed just four hits off Beachy (2-1), including a third-inning homer by Jose Bautista.
Jo-Jo Reyes (3-6) took the loss.