Braun limps off, leaves game with sore Achilles

A bad day got worse for the Brewers when left fielder Ryan Braun exited Wednesday’s game after limping off the field following a sixth inning fly out.

He downplayed the problem — a sore right Achilles tendon — after a 5-0 loss to the Padres. It flared up when Braun logged his 100th career stolen base on Tuesday night, and there was some discussion before Wednesday’s game whether Braun would play or sit.

The Brewers were in a 3-0 hole when Braun led off the sixth inning with a fly out to left field. He trotted off slowly, and was limping around in the dugout while other outfielders began to stir. Nyjer Morgan wound up taking over in left field for the bottom of the sixth.

Braun entered the day as the Brewers’ leader in hits (26), total bases (56), home runs (seven) and RBIs (17).

The injury bug has been biting the Brewers of late. Chris Narveson underwent his season-ending left shoulder surgery on Tuesday morning, hours before first baseman Mat Gamel suffered a torn ACL in his right knee that will require its own surgical fix.

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