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Two home runs for Braun in win

May 13, 2008|From the Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- The St. Louis Cardinals have seen just about enough of Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun over the last two days.

Braun hit two home runs for the second game in a row in the Milwaukee Brewers' 8-3 victory Monday night.

For Braun, it was another sign that he's beginning to regain the form that made him National League rookie of the year last season.

"I feel the game slow down a little bit," Braun said. "I feel like I see pitches longer -- and bigger."

Braun followed up Sunday's two-homer performance by hitting two more off stingy Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright (3-2), who had given up four runs or fewer in his first seven starts and had a 2.25 earned-run average going into the game.

"The thing about him is if you make tough pitches, you hold him to singles or you get him out," Wainwright said. "You make bad pitches, he hits home runs."

Jason Isringhausen, demoted from the closer's role over the weekend, pitched a scoreless eighth for St. Louis.

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