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Citizens Braun Park

Citizens Braun Park

Citizens Braun Park

The Brewers' Ryan Braun now has 10 home runs in 20 career regular season games at Citizens Bank Park. That works out to a nice even 81-homer pace over 162 games(*).

And that pace  is second among the 19 opposing players that have 8 or more dingers at CBP:

 Player  GP    HR    *162  
 David Wright  82  19    38
 Carlos Beltran  66  14    34
 Brian McCann  70  12    28
 Dan Uggla  70  11    25
 Chipper Jones  62  11    29
 Hanley Ramirez  56  11    32
 Ryan Braun  20  10    81
 Adrian Gonzalez  25  10    65
 Albert Pujols  26  10    62
 Josh Willingham  37  10    44
 Adam Dunn  36  10    45
 Ryan Zimmerman    65    9    22
 Carlos Lee  30    9    49
 Carlos Delgado  39    9    37
 Cody Ross  36    8    36
 Mike Jacobs  28    8    46
 Mike Lowell  26    8    50
 Jose Reyes  66    8    20
 Rod Barajas  13    8  100
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