Dan Uggla may have set the all-time record for the Atlanta Braves hit streak, but it ended on Sunday afternoon after going 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly.
With runners on first and third and one out in the first, Uggla hit a shallow fly ball to left field. Alfonso Soriano made a running catch to record the out, but the run scored from third. Uggla's second at-bat resulted in a high fastball being popped up on the infield and it was squeezed by first baseman Carlos Pena.
The heartbreaker came in the third at-bat. Uggla hit a bloop to right field that the wind got a hold of. With the ball carrying farther and farther away from both of the Cubs defenders, second baseman Darwin Barney made an incredible diving catch to rob Uggla of a 34-game hitting streak.
The fourth at-bat came and went without incident as the second baseman grounded a ball weakly to Starlin Castro before being thrown out at first base.
The Braves had a glimmer of hope in the ninth inning with the team trailing 6-5, but Martin Prado popped out in foul territory with Uggla stuck in the hole.
Congratulations on the streak, Dan. It was pretty incredible.
Stay tuned to SB Nation Atlanta for an article in the coming days on just how special the hitting streak was.