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Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun triples to lead off 9th inning of All Star Game, scores run

Braun made a nice mark on the 2015 All Star Game in a limited appearance.

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Francisco Rodriguez may not have represented the Brewers very well in the 2015 MLB All Star Game, but Ryan Braun did as much as he could in an appearance that lasted all of about 30 seconds.

Braun pinch-hit for shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to lead off the ninth inning and, on the second pitch he saw from Glen Perkins, lined a ball down the right field line. Braun hustled around the bases, easily beating a throw from J.D. Martinez to third base for a lead-off triple.

It didn't take Braun long to score after that: Brandon Crawford took the second pitch that he saw deep into left field for a fly-out that allowed Braun to tag up and score. That run cut the American League's lead down to 6-3 but ultimately wouldn't matter as Perkins got Kris Bryant and Joe Panik out to end the game.

Braun wasn't originally supposed to be an All Star, but was named to the team later as the replacement for injured Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday. During player introductions at Great American Ballpark, Braun was booed pretty heavily, but he ended up with one of the best performances on the National League roster.

This was Braun's sixth appearance in an All Star game, and just his third hit in the midsummer classic. The first two both came in 2011, when he hit a double and a triple while scoring a run and driving in a run.