Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers has been named the Most Valuable Player in the National League.

Braun received 20 of the 32 first place votes to outdistance the Dodgers' Matt Kemp, who was third in the league in hitting and led the league in homers and RBI.

Braun led the Brewers to their first division title in 30 years.  Milwaukee fell to St. Louis in the NLCS.

Braun was second in the league in hitting and led the National League in slugging percentage.  He had 33 homers, 111 RBI, 109 runs scored and 33 stolen bases.

The Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, who led the National League in wins, ERA and strikeouts finished 12th in the voting.  The Tigers' Justin Verlander, who had similar numbers to Kershaw, was named the AL MVP yesterday.