Aug 10, 2011, 7:24 PM EST
He’s matched Rico Carty’s Atlanta Braves record by making it to 31, and he’s overtaken Andre Ethier‘s 30-gamer for the longest streak in the majors this season.
Uggla had exactly one hit in each of his previous three games, so he had finished each of the last four games with a batting average right at .220. The single tonight temporarily moved him up to .221.
Uggla has driven in 29 runs during the streak.
7:50 p.m. EDT update: Uggla had a second single as part of the Braves’ three-run second inning, raising his average to .223. It’s his first multihit game in four days. For the moment, his average is an even 50 points higher than it was when the streak started. His last 0-for-3 on July 4 left him at .173.
10:19 p.m. EDT update: Uggla added another single in the top of the ninth to finish 3-for-5 in the Braves’ 6-2 victory. His average jumped from .220 to .224 with the performance. It’s the highest he’s been at any point this season.
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