The Milwaukee Brewers have been surging recently, in large part due to the performance of the reigning NL MVP.
Ryan Braun looks to stay hot and help Milwaukee to its 13th victory in 16 tries when it continues a four-game road set against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.
The Brewers (66-69) are having a disappointing season after winning the NL Central in 2011, but their recent solid play has them closer to reaching the .500 mark for the first time since they were 9-9 on April 24.
Milwaukee is 12-3 since Aug. 20 after beating Miami 8-4 on Tuesday, as Braun drove in two runs to give him an NL-leading 98 RBIs to go with his league-best and career high-tying 37 homers.
The Brewers are 7 12 games behind St. Louis for the NL's second wild-card spot despite Braun - hitting .312 and on the verge of his fifth straight 100-RBI season - playing just as well as his 2011 MVP campaign.
Braun is hitting .425 with three homers and 13 RBIs over his last nine games.
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