Uggla climbing up HR ladder
Dan Uggla homered in the third inning on Sunday, giving him 13 on the season. It was his first home run since May 23 at the White Sox.
Now with 134 career home runs, Uggla is closing in on Miguel Cabrera (138) for second place all-time in Marlins history. The franchise leader is Mike Lowell (143).
As part of a lineup shuffle, Uggla was batting third for the second time this season. In his other appearance, he also homered. Those are the only two home runs he’s ever hit batting third.
Nine of Uggla’s homers this year have come when he’s hit fifth. He has two from the No. 4 spot.
The only two spots in the order where Uggla has never hit home runs at are No. 1 and No. 9. He has 61 career shots while batting second, where he primarily hit his first three seasons. He has 45 total hitting fifth, and 19th sixth.
– Joe Frisaro