Braun went 2-for-4 in the Brewers' series-clinching victory over the Rockies on Sunday. Braun had a nice series at the plate against the Rockies, going 5-for-13 (.385) over three games. With that performance coming on the heels of the .991 OPS he posted in September, expect Braun to remain a fixture in the middle of the Brewers' batting order the rest of the way.
Braun went 3-for-4 with a double and two solo home runs in Friday's 6-5 win over the Tigers. His second homer of the night, and 20th of the season, proved to be the game-winner as he drove a 2-2 pitch from Victor Alcantara over the right-field fence. It's Braun's second two-homer game of the week and fifth long ball in the last four games, and the long-time Brewer is doing everything in his power to push his team past the Cubs and into an NL Central title.
Braun went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals. Braun hit a solo home run in the first inning off Austin Gomber and later hit a two-run shot -- his 18th of the year -- in the eighth inning off Mike Mayers. Braun has homered in back-to-back games and has recorded at least one RBI in three straight games. On the year the 34-year-old is hitting .251/.311/.456 with 23 doubles, 59 RBI, 55 runs and 11 stolen bases in 386 at-bats. Braun has been sharing time in a crowded Milwaukee outfield, which has cut into his at-bats this season.
Braun is not starting Sunday against the Pirates. Braun has gone just 3-for-24 in his last nine games. Lorenzo Cain (ribs) is back in the lineup Sunday, starting in center field and pushing Christian Yelich to left.
Braun (back) is back in action Friday against Pittsburgh. Braun was on the bench for the Brewers' last three games, though he did appear as a pinch hitter on one occasion. He'll bat fifth and play left field Friday.
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