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Brewers blow out Phillies, but Braun may have to take time off with injury

Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun carefully watches his pitches getting two walks, this one in the 4th inning during the MLB baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Journal Sentinel photo by RICK WOOD/ RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Photo: Image by Rick Wood

Brewers blow out Phillies, but Braun may have to take time off with injury

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Jun 9, 2013 - UPDATED: Jun 9, 2013

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers didn't have the team's long-time best home run hitter in the lineup after being taken out for a nagging injury which could sideline him for Monday's game and beyond.

They didn't need him.

Home run power by Carlos Gomez and Martin Maldonado and a masterful pitching performance by Kyle Lohse (8 innings, 1 earned run) gave Milwaukee a 9-1 win over the Phillies Sunday.

Lohse's dominant, 102-pitch outing was the main reason for the win.

The Brewers took out starting left fielder Ryan Braun, specifically due to a thumb issue as the Brewers explained on Twitter. 

Logan Schaefer took over in left field for Braun Sunday.

Adam McCalvy of MLB.com says that manager Ron Roenicke had expressed concern over Braun's thumb Sunday morning.

In the aftermath of the removal from today's game, Braun may be out for a while, according to 620WTMJ's Doug Russell:

 

According to a tweet later from McCalvy, that seems like it's about to be the case.

 

Manager Ron Roenicke then expressed worry about the possibility of the disabled list for Braun.

Click here for a box score from Sunday's win.