MILWAUKEE -- In years past, Ryan Braun probably doesn't even get a chance to be the hero with runners at second and third with two outs in the ninth inning of a tie game.
But with the way Braun has scuffled in June and the red-hot Jonathan Lucroy hitting behind him, the Colorado Rockies went right after Milwaukee's right fielder with the game on the line Friday night.
Braun sent the first pitch he saw from Rockies reliever Matt Belisle into center field, scoring Mark Reynolds with the winning run in the Brewers' 3-2 victory over the Rockies in front of 34,132 at Miller Park.
"Typically, there's probably a chance they would pitch around me," Braun said. "But I've been swinging so terribly, and Luc's been swinging so great, that the combination would probably entice them to at least come at me a little bit."
Even though Rockies manager Walt Weiss opted to not intentionally walk him with the base open, Braun wasn't sure if Belisle was going to give him a pitch to hit. Weiss went to the...