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Cubs 8, Braves 4

ATLANTA — The latest entry in Dan Uggla's improbable hitting streak was not enough for Atlanta as Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney had four hits each to help the Cubs beat the Braves 8-4 Saturday night.

Uggla had a first-inning single and a fourth-inning homer off Randy Wells to extend his hitting streak to 33 games.

The majors' longest streak this season began July 5 when Uggla was hitting .173 (he's now at .232). It's the longest in Atlanta Braves history.

Castro had two RBIs and Wells hung in there for five-plus innings for the Cubs, who have won 10 of 13. Former Ray Carlos Peña hit a two-run double off Derek Lowe to give Chicago a 3-1 lead in the fifth.

James Russell walked Uggla to load the bases with one out in the ninth after giving up singles to Martin Prado and Freddie Freeman. Carlos Marmol gave up Chipper Jones' sac fly before ending the game on Alex Gonzalez's pop-up to Castro.

Cubs 8

Braves 4

Cubs 8, Braves 4 08/13/11 [Last modified: Saturday, August 13, 2011 10:54pm]
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