Ryan Braun hit two home runs and rookie pitcher Wily Peralta gave up two singles in eight innings, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the New York Mets 3-0 Sunday.
The reigning most valuable player now has 201 home runs in his career, as Milwaukee won for the 20th time in its last 26 games to remain 2 1/2 games out of the second wild-card spot. The left fielder leads the league with a career-high 40 homers.
Peralta (2-0) struck out five and walked one in his third start, and got his first major league hit when he doubled in the seventh.
John Axford pitched the ninth for his 29th save.
New York's Chris Young (4-8) threw 6 2-3 innings and allowed three runs - all solo homers - and eight hits.
The Mets lost for the eighth time in nine games.
Braun is the sixth Brewers player to reach 200 homers and seventh to reach 40 in a season. His homer to lead off the sixth was his 103rd run batted in of the year and gave Milwaukee a 3-0 lead.
In the fourth, Braun also led off with a deep home ...