Dan Uggla Extends Hitting Streak To 33 Games With First-Inning Single

Dan Uggla's hitting streak is at 33 games after the Atlanta Braves second baseman singled in the first inning. On Friday night, Uggla took advantage of Carlos Zambrano's meltdown by taking the Chicago Cubs starter deep twice in the first five innings and setting a new Atlanta Braves' record for consecutive games with a hit, breaking the previous mark of 31.

With two outs and Freddie Freeman on first during Saturday's game against the Cubs, Uggla squared-off against Randy Wells. With the count even at 2-2, Uggla took a Wells pitch back up the middle, lining it into center for an easy basehit to extend his streak to 33 games.

Uggla's batting average continues to climb, with Saturday's effort pushing it to .232 on the year. (He also homered later on! Again!) Before the streak began on July 5, the Braves second baseman was hitting just .173, but has seen a dramatic improvement as he continues to rack-up base-hits. His OPS is on the way up, as well, and stands at .753, its highest point this season.

For the latest on Uggla's hit streak, stay with this StoryStream. For more on the Braves, head over to SB Nation Atlanta and Talking Chop.

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