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Monday, July 25, 2011
Dan Uggla has below-average hit streak

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ATLANTA -- A scoring change from Sunday's game in Cincinnati has given Dan Uggla, hitting below .200, a 15-game hitting streak and a claim to a statistical anomaly.

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According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Uggla is the first player in modern major-league history -- that is, since 1900 -- with a batting average below .200 at the end of a player's 15th game of a single-season hitting streak.

Third baseman Miguel Cairo was given an error on Uggla's sixth-inning at-bat in the Reds' 4-3 win on Sunday. The Braves say the ruling was changed to a hit for Uggla on Monday.

According to Elias, Julio Lugo was hitting .225 through a 15-game hitting streak through 102 games for Boston in 2007. That was the previous low mark for a player with a 15-game streak this late in the season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.