One day later, Dan Uggla has his hitting streak extended

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Dan Uggla’s hitting streak, halted at 14 games when he went 0-for-3 with a walk Sunday, was restored Monday after an official scorer changed his mind about a sixth-inning grounder.

The grounder, originally ruled an error by Miguel Cairo, was changed to a hit today, extending Uggla’s hitting streak to 15 games.

Even though he has a modest 18 hits during the 15 games, Uggla’s average has climbed from .173 to .197 during the streak.  If he can keep it going just a little longer, he could see .200 again for the first time since May 17.

Uggla has been quite a bit better than the average suggests for a while now, though.  Since June 12, he has 11 homers, 24 RBI and 16 walks in 36 games.  In his first 65 games, he had seven homers, 16 RBI and 19 walks.

Braves claim Grant Dayton off waivers from Dodgers

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The Braves claimed lefty reliever Grant Dayton off waivers from the Dodgers, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Dayton, 29, underwent Tommy John surgery back in August and is almost certainly out for the entire 2018 season. The Braves, obviously, are making a longer-term play here by acquiring him, as he is under team control through 2022.

Over parts of two seasons in the majors, Dayton has a 3.42 career ERA with 59 strikeouts and 18 walks in 50 innings.