MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun homered and raised his NL-best batting average to .333, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a team-record 55th victory at home, 9-5 over the Florida Marlins on Sunday.
Every position player had a hit for the NL Central champions before the first out of the third as Milwaukee swept the season series from the Marlins (7-0) for the first time since 1998.
Milwaukee scored three in the second and four in the third before Braun’s opposite-field solo shot in the fourth. The sellout crowd again serenaded him with chants of “M-V-P” as it did throughout a memorable weekend.
Braun finished 2 for 3 before leaving after the fifth and leads Mets shortstop Jose Reyes (.331) for the batting title. No Brewers player has ever won the crown.
Source: Colin Fly, Associated Press