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.