Ryan Braun's Huge Night at Petco Park in Milwaukee Brewers Win

Jordan BallCorrespondent IMay 1, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 30: Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Petco Park on April 30, 2012 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
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Rumor has it that the San Diego Padres' Petco Park is somewhat of a pitcher's park. Well, someone forgot to tell Ryan Braun that. 

After starting the game by flying out to center, Braun went back to the dugout not knowing that he was about to make history happen. It all started in the fourth when he came to bat with one out and smacked a solo shot to deep right-center. Then it happened again in the fifth, a two-run shot at that. He wasn't done yet. 

The reigning National League MVP stepped in the box again in the seventh, and you guessed it, hit another blast, this one to left. That made three long balls for the game, the first time he had done that in his career. It was also the first time in Petco Park's nine-year history that a player has had a three-HR game. 

Coming to bat one more time in the ninth, Braun had a shot at some real history. Attempting to tie the MLB record with four home runs in one game, he brought everyone to their feet.

On an 0-2 count, Braun crushed a ball to center once again, this one falling just short of the wall. Though he didn't get his fourth homer, he settled for a two-RBI triple to help the Brewers to an 8-3 victory over the Padres Monday night.

He finished the night 4-5, with three HR and six RBI, along with the oh so familiar MVP chant.