JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS —Ryan Braun continued his miraculous post-season play Sunday, smashing a 463-foot HR and hitting a two-run double to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 9-6 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of the N.L. Championship Series.

The Brewers were down 1-0 in the first inning when Braun hit a two-run HR deep into the left-center field bleachers (see video). And they were down 5-2 in the 5th inning when the 28-year-old righty smacked a two-run, ground-rule double to the right-field corner (see video).

Braun, considered a front-runner for the N.L.’s Most Valuable Player award, is having a monster post-season. He is batting .500 (11 for 22) with 5 doubles, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 7 runs, and a 1.000 slugging percentage. (Figures shown in bold are  highest or tied for highest in the MLB.) During the regular season he hit a career-high .332 with 33 HRs, 111 RBIs, and 33 stolen bases.

Brewers teammate Prince Fielder also homered Sunday. According to, Braun and Fielder have homered in the same game 37 times since 2007, more than any other MLB pair. The total includes regular-season and post-season games.

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