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Braun embraces boos, breaks out in Philly

April 10, 2014

Ryan Braun loves the boos. Which is good, because they’re only going to get louder when the Brewers travel to National League Central cities like Pittsburgh, Chicago and St. Louis.

But as long as Braun keeps hitting the way he has this week in Philadelphia, his Milwaukee teammates may learn to embrace the boos as well.

Braun emphatically answered any questions about how a lingering thumb injury might affect his power on Tuesday, belting three home runs, including a pair of three-run blasts. It was an impressive performance that came in the middle of an even more impressive week for the Brewers, who have yet to lose a road game this season.

After all the pomp and circumstance that came along with the World Series celebration on Opening Day in Boston, the Brewers thoroughly dominated the Red Sox en route to a three-game sweep at Fenway Park. With two more wins in Philadelphia, the Brewers moved to four games above .500 for the first time since Oct. 3, 2012, when they finished the season 83-79.

Milwaukee will look for a second straight sweep on Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park, with Marco Estrada squaring off against Cliff Lee on the mound. When they return home on Friday, the Brewers will begin a stretch in which 20 of their next 23 games are against NL Central opponents, including a six-home homestand against the Pirates and Cardinals.

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