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Red-Hot Uggla Continues Hitting Streak As Braves Beat Cubs 10-4

Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones, right, is congratulated at the plate after his three-run homer against the Chicago Cubs in third inning of their baseball game, Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at Turner Field in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Tulis)

Atlanta Braves’ Chipper Jones, right, is congratulated at the plate after his three-run homer against the Chicago Cubs in third inning of their baseball game, Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at Turner Field in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Tulis)

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ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Uggla belted a pair of solo homers off Carlos Zambrano to extend his hitting streak to an Atlanta-record 32 games and lead the Braves to a 10-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.

 

Uggla passed Rico Carty’s 31-game streak in 1970 for the longest in Atlanta Braves history when he led off the second with his 25th homer.

 

Zambrano (9-7) gave up eight runs and eight hits, including a career-worst five homers, in 4 1-3 innings.

 

Zambrano was ejected by umpire Tim Timmons in the fifth inning after throwing two inside pitches to Chipper Jones, the second going all the way to the backstop. The brush-back pitches followed homers by Freddie Freeman and Uggla.

 

Jones and Jose Constanza also went deep against Zambrano.

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