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Reyes has slight edge over Braun in NL batting race

Jose Reyes smiles after scoring in the third

Jose Reyes smiles after scoring in the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds. (Sept. 26, 2011) Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Jose Reyes and Ryan Braun are neck and neck in the NL batting title race -- but the Mets shortstop holds a fractional lead over the Brewers' leftfielder.

Reyes is batting .33396, compared to Braun's .33393.

The shortstop, who began the day at .331, went 3-for-4 against the Reds last night to up his average to .344. Though Braun did not start last night's game against Pittsburgh, he smacked a pinch-hit double in the sixth to raise tie raise at .344. He had a chance to take sole possession of first place in the eighth, but he was hit with a pitch from Jason Grilli.

Both the Mets and the Brewers will be in action Tuesday.



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