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Baseball notes: Ryan Braun leaves Brewers' opener with muscle strain
Baseball notes: Ryan Braun leaves Brewers' opener with muscle strain

Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun left the season opener against Colorado on Monday because of a muscle strain on his right side. The injury occurred in the fourth inning when Braun crashed into the right-field wall while catching Justin Morneau's drive. Braun was replaced by Gerardo Parra with the Rockies leading 10-0. The 2011 National League MVP was limited by a thumb injury much of last season. Royals' Ventura exits Kansas City ace Yordano Ventura left the Royals' opener against the Chicago White Sox in the seventh inning because of a cramp in his right thumb. It was a scary moment for the team when the young ace crumpled to the ground in pain days after...

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