Uggla's first pinch HR lifts Braves over Reds 6-4

Dan Uggla's first career pinch-hit home run lifted the Atlanta Braves to a 6-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

Uggla, who missed the last two starts with a strained left calf, batted with two outs in the ninth inning for reliever Jonny Venters(5-1) with Alex Gonzalez on second base. He lofted a 3-2 pitch from Nick Masset (1-4) 402feet into the right-center field seats for the go-ahead runs.

Uggla's 18th homer of the season also extended his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games.

Rookie Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 31st save.

The Reds still haven't won back-to-back games since sweeping the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game series June 13-15.

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