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Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn looks to home (Credit: AP)

Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn looks to home plate umpire Marvin Hudson as he beats the tag at home plate during a game against the Nationals. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Michael Bourn

Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn is a contender for the National League MVP award.

Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn, right, hits a
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn, right, hits a sacrifice fly to left field to score Dan Uggla from third during the fifth inning of a game against the San Diego Padres. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn makes a running
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn makes a running catch on a line drive hit by San Diego's Logan Forsythe during the second inning. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn robs San Diego's
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn robs San Diego's Cameron Maybin with a diving catch during the second inning. (Aug. 29, 2012)

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Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn scores on a
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn scores on a passed ball as Colorado Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood attempts to make a tag during the first inning. (Sept. 3, 2012)

Atlanta Braves center fielder Michael Bourn (24) makes
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Atlanta Braves center fielder Michael Bourn (24) makes a leaping catch on a fly ball hit by Philadelphia's Chase Utley during the sixth inning. (Sept. 2, 2012)

Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn reacts after striking
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn reacts after striking out during the second inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies. (Sept. 6, 2012)

Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn is tagged out
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn is tagged out by Colorado Rockies third baseman Chris Nelson as he tries to steal. (Sept. 4, 2012)

Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn is unable to
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn is unable to catch a ball hit by Miami's John Buck during the third inning. (Sept. 18, 2012)

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Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn looks to home
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn looks to home plate umpire Marvin Hudson as he beats the tag at home plate during a game against the Nationals. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Michael Bourn of the Atlanta Braves hits a
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Michael Bourn of the Atlanta Braves hits a first inning single during a game against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept. 9, 2012)

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