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Braun, Brewers continue late surge for 2nd wild card

Ryan Braun has done just fine without the protection of Prince Fielder. The Brewers slugger has a career-best and NL leading 40 homers in 2012. He also leads the NL in slugging (.599) and OPS (.987).

In case you haven’t noticed, the Milwaukee Brewers have won 22 of their last 28 games and currently sit 2.5 games out of the second N.L. wild card spot. In a season that was once doomed to be remembered as an epic failure, the Brewers have crept within a half game of the Dodgers for that elusive second wild card, and are only looking up on L.A. and St. Louis. For everyone who gave up on the Crew a month or so ago… lesson learned. This Brewers club has spunk and will not quit. They’ve collected the most runs and homers in the league while also leading the majors in stolen bases and strikeouts by pitchers. The baseball world is on notice, for Milwaukee is now officially a perennial contender.

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