When Dan Uggla's improbable hitting streak ended Sunday, Braves teammates seemed even sadder than he was.

Uggla hit .377 with 15 homers and 32 RBIs during a 33-game hitting streak that was the longest in the majors this season, third-longest ever by a second baseman, and four shy of Tommy Holmes' franchise-record streak for the 1945 Boston Braves.

"It was awesome to watch," third baseman Chipper Jones said. "He carried us for the month. He was hitting the ball out of the park. People think of long streaks like that and they think of slap hitters who get a lot of singles, but he was doing a lot of damage."

Uggla was hitting a league-worst .173 when the streak began July 5. He raised his average to .232 before going 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly Sunday.

"It made everything so fun, just watching him going every day," left fielder Martin Prado said. "I'm just proud of him. He's one of those guys that deserves it."

Uggla nearly extended the streak on a fifth-inning bloop near the right-field line, but Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney sprinted and made a spectacular diving catch.