Uggla confident home runs will come

Uggla confident home runs will come

PHOENIX -- Braves second baseman Dan Uggla hit his second home run of the season Saturday and is optimistic it's the first of many to come this year.

Uggla, who hit a career-high 36 home runs last season and averages 32 per year throughout his career, is hitting .241 with eight RBIs. Both of his home runs have come in his last four games.

"It was a matter of time before I got the first one and hopefully, they will just start rolling in after that," Uggla said. "I've been battling, working every day to get my timing and be as comfortable as I can. It's been OK."

Heading into Sunday's series finale with the D-backs, Uggla had hit safely in four consecutive games. The Braves, winners in 10 of their last 11 games, had scored 45 runs on 60 hits in their last five games.

"Our [individual] numbers aren't astronomical, but it just means that everybody has been pitching in," Uggla said. "[Jason Heyward] has had a great last nine games, and Freddie [Freeman] has been on fire the last four or five. [Martin] Prado is really swinging it well. Michael Bourn has been unbelievable."