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Braun claims National League MVP honors

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Braun claims National League MVP honors

CREATED Nov 22, 2011

Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun has won the NL Most Valuable Player Award after helping lead the Brewers to their first division title since 1982.

Braun received 20 of 32 first-place votes and 388 points in voting which was announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday.

Braun led the NL with a .597 slugging percentage and was second with a .332 batting average. He had 33 homers, 111 RBIs and stole 33 bases.

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder, Matt Kemp finished second in the voting with 10 first place votes and 332 points. Braun's teammate, Prince Fielder, received 229 points, and Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder, Justin Upton finished with 214.