Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun reacts to a called strike while batting against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning of a baseball game against the Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
Jeffrey Phelps
April 27, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) Ryan Braun was out of the Brewers' lineup on Monday night, part of manager Ron Roenicke's attempt to get more from their struggling offense.

Roenicke said that Braun was healthy enough to play, but was getting a second straight day of rest. Milwaukee was coming off a win, and the manager wanted to stay with a similar lineup for a game against Cincinnati.

Milwaukee beat St. Louis 6-3 on Sunday for only its fourth win. The Brewers have the worst record in the majors at 4-15.

Braun had soreness in his right side earlier in the season. He's batting .230 with one homer and four RBIs. Roenicke said he's healthy enough to play, but would get one more day off.

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