Braun left after hurting ankle

Brewers All-Star outfielder Ryan Braun left Wednesday’s loss after six innings with a bruised left ankle, but club officials do not consider the injury serious.

Braun was hurt when he crashed into the out-of-town scoreboard along the left-field fence, trying to catch Padres shortstop Jason Bartlett’s double. The Brewers scored for a 6-5 lead in the bottom of the same inning and had a chance to add-on after loading the bases, but Braun flew out on the first pitch.

“Brauny was hurting, and I think he saw the at-bat that we needed from him and tried to get through that,” Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. “If he had to go back out there then we would have, but he wasn’t right.”

The Brewers are off Thursday before resuming play Friday night against the Pirates. Braun has been the team’s starting left fielder and three-hole hitter for all 37 games this season.

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