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Ryan Braun has hit safely in 13 straight games and 23 in a row in interleague play.
He'll try to help the Milwaukee Brewers post their 12th straight home victory over the Toronto Blue Jays when this three-game set continues Tuesday night.
The reigning NL MVP is batting .333 with five homers and 12 RBIs during his 13-game run. He is hitting .391 with six homers and 26 RBIs during his interleague streak.
Braun can match the fourth-longest interleague hitting streak in history Tuesday. He has 19 homers to tie for the NL lead with St. Louis' Carlos Beltran and is tied with Beltran for third in the league with 48 RBIs.
Milwaukee (31-36) won Monday's series opener 7-6 as Aramis Ramirez snapped a seventh-inning tie with a solo homer that was eventually ruled fair after umpires used video replay to reverse a foul ball call.
"First time it ever happened to me," Ramirez said. "They got it right and that's what it's all about."
Ramirez, who had...
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After initially ranking among the top three in All-Star voting for National League outfielders, Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun slipped to fourth place in the latest voting update, behind Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, who overtook him for the third spot.
At time of the latest update, Braun, who started the last four All-Star games for the NL squad, trailed Cabrera by 25,182 votes...
MILWAUKEE Two weeks before the All-Star break, the Brewers and the Blue Jays got the chance to showcase their own rendition of the home run derby at Miller Park this week.
Ball after ball sailed into the bleachers in right field, left field, and center, as the three-game series ended with 16 total home runs between both teams.
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he can't remember...
MILWAUKEE After a season of mishaps, the Milwaukee Brewers might just be getting healthy.
On Tuesday, at least, it seemed that way, as Brewers manager Ron Roenicke updated the status of several injured playing, including newly hurting pitcher Shaun Marcum, who was scratched from his normal start on Tuesday due to elbow tightness.
While Marcum remained confident the injury is not...
After some secrecy from Brewers manager Ron Roenicke on Monday night as to who would take Shaun Marcum's vacated start Tuesday, it appears, according to his high school baseball team's Twitter account, that big-time prospect Tyler Thornburg will take the hill for Milwaukee against the Blue Jays.
"Tyler Thornburg, Riverwood '07, 1st major league start Tues. June...
MILWAUKEE Tyler Thornburg hadn't pitched in ten days and was on his way to play in the Southern League All-Star game before getting the call up to start for the Brewers on Tuesday against Toronto.
So he turned his car around after a five-hour drive to Knoxville, made it to an airport, and made it to Milwaukee in a whirlwind, all the while anticipating his first-ever major league...
MILWAUKEE Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Shaun Marcum, who was set to face off against his former team Toronto in Tuesday night's game, will miss his scheduled start due to tightness in his elbow, according to a tweet from the Brewers.
"Very disappointing," manager Ron Roenicke told reporters on Monday. "He has pitched great for quite a few starts now. He's...
Yovani Gallardo pitched into the seventh inning, Ryan Braun hit one of Milwaukee's four homers and the Brewers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Wednesday.
The Brewers bounced back from a demoralizing ninth-inning loss Tuesday night to take two out of three from the Blue Jays.
Gallardo (6-5) went 6 2-3 innings, giving up three runs and seven hits with two walks and seven strikeouts...
With two blown saves last week, Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford has blown as many saves (three), as he did in each of the last two seasons. The main culprit has been control issues which he had in the minor leagues but had not shown up in his first two major league seasons. With 17 walks through 25 1/3 innings of work, he is putting too many men on base to hold a one-run...
MILWAUKEE This moment was what Brett Lawrie had wanted from the beginning, from the day the Brewers had drafted him with the 16th overall pick in 2008. He stood at home plate at Miller Park on Monday night and watched the first pitch go through the strike zone and into the catcher's glove.
Then, as the next pitch crossed the plate, Lawrie slammed it into the deepest part of...