Milwaukee Brewers: Top 5 All-Star Game Moments

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Ryan Braun had a double and a triple at the 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

3. Braunie Brings The Noise

Ryan Braun was the reigning National League MVP when he got to the 2012 All-Star Game at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium and was in his fifth straight All-Star Game.

Selected to start because Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers was out with an injury, Braun had himself a nice night, becoming the first Brewer with multiple hits in one All-Star Game.

In the top of the first with Melky Cabrera of the San Francisco Giants at first base and one out, Braun pounded a high drive off Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander, over the head of right fielder Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays for a one-hop double off the wall. Cabrera scored and Braun had broken his 0-for-7 schneid in All-Star play.

In the second, Braun almost had another hit, but Bautista took it away with a sliding catch.

He went to right again with two outs in the fourth off Texas Rangers left Matt Harrison, this time hitting a liner right down the foul line that rattled around in the corner while Braun legged out a triple. He scored on a single by Matt Holliday of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Braun wouldn’t get another at-bat, coming out in the middle of the fifth.

Braun finished 2012 second in the MVP voting after leading the National League with 41 homers. 108 runs and 356 total bases, hitting .319/.391/.595 with 36 doubles, 112 RBI and 30 stolen bases.