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Baseball writers name RF Ryan Braun Brewers MVP

 MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Right fielder Ryan Braun has been named the Milwaukee Brewers Most Valuable Player by the Milwaukee chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
   Braun received seven first-place votes in the balloting announced Tuesday. Braun batted .285 with 25 home runs, 84 RBIs and 24 stolen bases in 140 games, and was selected for his sixth All-Star Game. It's the third time Braun has won the MVP award.
   Right-hander Francisco Rodriguez was voted Brewers Most Valuable Pitcher, earning all seven first-place votes. Rodriguez went 1-3 with a 2.21 ERA and 38 saves in 60 appearances, and was named to his sixth All-Star Game.
   First baseman Adam Lind earned Brewers Top Newcomer, Jeremy Jeffress won Brewers Unsung Hero honors and Jonathan Lucroy won his third consecutive Good Guy Award.
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