The Braves won their 14th straight game on Friday night, earning a chance to match the Atlanta record of 15 consecutive wins from April 16-May 2, 2000, against the Marlins on Saturday night at Turner Field.
The franchise record is 18 straight wins, set by the Boston Beaneaters in 1891.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is obviously pleased with his club's run, but he acknowledges that the game has been kind to Atlanta in recent days.
"We're playing good baseball, and the streak, sometimes it's just a case where the ball bounces your way a little bit," Gonzalez said. "But some of those games are one-run games that could go either way. We're getting them to fall our way."
The offense has come alive during the Braves' winning streak, averaging nearly six runs per game. But Atlanta has been even better on the mound recently.
Brandon Beachy's eight scoreless innings on Friday helped lower the Braves' ERA to 2.08 during the streak. Left-hander Alex Wood will be tasked with continuing the trend on Saturday.
"The consistent part is what we've done all year -- pitching," Gonzalez said. "Other than that first game that Beachy came back [on July 29], his first game after having Tommy John, other than that, you look at the really good pitching every single night out."
Wood faces Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi, who could use some of the offensive backing Atlanta has delivered for its pitching staff in August. The Marlins have failed to give Eovaldi any run support in the right-hander's past four starts.
But the lack of offense has not hindered Eovaldi's performance. He has given up only three earned runs in his previous 19 innings, resulting in three straight quality starts.
Eovaldi's fastball touched 100 mph in the final inning of his most recent outing, a seven-frame performance during which he surrendered only one run against the Indians.
But even if Eovaldi puts together another stellar outing on Saturday, the Miami offense might not be able to help him in its current state. The Marlins have plated only 12 runs during their current six-game skid.
"Those are one of those things that you can't explain," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said of no run support for Eovaldi. "There is always a guy like that who the team just doesn't score runs for. In 13 years that I played, you don't have an answer. All you can say is, 'Hang in there,' and hopefully it turns around for him. But he's pitched great. I think he just needs to focus on pitching and doing his job."
Braves: Schafer recalled; Laird goes hitless in rehab game
• Jordan Schafer was recalled and reinstated from a rehab assignment on Friday night. Jose Constanza was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett in a corresponding move.
Schafer, who had been on the 15-day disabled list with a right ankle contusion since July 4, batted .063 (2-for-32) with two doubles in eight rehab games.
Constanza batted .160 (4-for-25) with one RBI, one run scored and five strikeouts in 14 games with Atlanta.
• Catcher Gerald Laird began his rehab assignment with Gwinnett on Friday by finishing 0-for-3. He was placed on the 15-day DL on Aug. 3, retroactive to July 26, with kidney stones.
Marlins: Fredi praises former team
Although a six-game losing streak has dropped Miami's record to 30-30 since May 31 after a 13-41 start, Gonzalez is impressed with the club.
"They've played well with a young club," Gonzalez said of his former team. "I think Redmond does a great job as a young manager keeping the enthusiasm as a young club. They've got a lot of talent."
• Major League Baseball announced Friday that Christian Yelich's third hit in his MLB debut has been changed from an RBI single to an error on the second baseman. Redmond is now the only Marlin to begin his career 3-for-3; Redmond and Giancarlo Stanton are the only Marlins with three hits in their MLB debuts.
• Atlanta's Justin Upton hit a first-inning solo home run Friday night to extend his hitting streak to 13 games. He is batting .426 (23-for-54) with six homers and 14 RBIs during the streak.
• Yelich extended his hitting streak to a career-best nine games with a leadoff single in the first inning of Friday night's game. He is batting .405 (15-for-37) during the streak, with six runs scored.
• Stanton is batting .177 (3-for-17) with three runs scored and an RBI double during Miami's current road trip.
• On Friday, Beachy won his first MLB game since returning from Tommy John surgery. His most recent victory before Friday also came against the Marlins, on May 17, 2012.
• Jacob Turner gave up three home runs in Friday night's loss, matching the three he surrendered in his previous 12 starts.
Joe Morgan is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.