Braun closing in on 20-20 season

Braun closing in on 20-20 season

ST. LOUIS -- He's not getting too far ahead of himself just yet, but Ryan Braun is quickly approaching a career milestone. Braun needs one more stolen base to produce the ninth 20-20 season in franchise history and the third of his career.

While Braun isn't one to dwell on those kinds of things during the season, it's an achievement he can certainly appreciate.

"With two months left, I hope I can," Braun said. "But during the year I rarely take time to step back and reflect on those things. But whenever you've done something that has been done before in the history of an organization, it's pretty special."

Braun leads the National League with 29 homers, one away from recording his fifth career 30-homer season.

"He's got so many tools that can help you win," said Brewers manager Ron Roenicke. "It makes a lot of difference when a guy can run when the defense has to do to try and protect against that good speed."