- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2011

ATLANTA (AP) - Braves second baseman Dan Uggla set an Atlanta record by extending his hitting streak to 32 games with a home run against the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.

Uggla’s streak, which began on July 5, is the longest in the majors this season. He began the night tied for the longest in Atlanta Braves history with Rico Carty, who hit in 31 straight in 1970.

Tommy Holmes holds the franchise record with 37 as a member of the Boston Braves in 1945.

Uggla hit an 0-1 pitch from Carlos Zambrano over the center-field wall in the second inning for his 25th homer.

Uggla entered Friday night’s game batting .355 (44 for 124) with 12 homers and 29 RBIs during the streak, but only .224 overall.