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Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun (8) pats catcher Jonathan Lucroy (20) as he celebrates with the team after the Brewers defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0 in a baseball game in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Ryan Braun

Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is a contender for the National League MVP award.

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, right, celebrates with
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Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, right, celebrates with Corey Hart after hitting a two-run home run during a game against the Chicago Cubs. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun hits a two-run
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Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun hits a two-run home run during a game against the Chicago Cubs. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, left, watches his
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Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, left, watches his three-run home run during the first inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Sept. 2, 2012)

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Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun reacts to a
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Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun reacts to a strike call by home plate umpire Marvin Hudson. (Sept. 1, 2012)

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, right, is congratulated
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Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, right, is congratulated by third base coach Ed Sedar while rounding the bases after hitting a solo home run during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun hits a solo
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Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun hits a solo home run during the 13th inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun, left, and
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Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun, left, and right fielder Norichika Aoki celebrate after the Brewers defeated the Miami Marlins, 8-4. (Sept. 4, 2012)

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun looks for the
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Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun looks for the call as Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker holds the ball after Braun stole second during the seventh inning. (Sept. 18, 2012)

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Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun (8) pats catcher Jonathan
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Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun (8) pats catcher Jonathan Lucroy (20) as he celebrates with the team after the Brewers defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0 in a baseball game in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun watches his solo
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Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun watches his solo home run during a game against the Mets. (Sept. 16, 2012)

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