Milwaukee Brewers defeat St. Louis Cardinals, 5-4

St. Louis — Never one to lack for confidence, Ryan Braun admitted he surprised himself with his intensity over the past week in pushing to compile 200 hits in a season.

"I don't think I've ever been able to have this level of focus as far as trying to achieve one singular goal or singular event," said the Milwaukee Brewers' all-star leftfielder.

"I think my level of concentration and focus on every at-bat is probably more intense than I've ever been able to do before...