MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers’ lack of depth came back to haunt them Sunday in an 8-7 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks in 11 innings at Miller Park. It was the Crew’s fifth straight defeat, giving them a 1-5 record amid a flurry of injuries. Menasha native Eric Hinske belted a pinch-hit, two-run homer off John Axford in the top of the 11th to give the D-Backs a two run lead. Milwaukee fought back with three straight singles to get within one. Ryan Braun, who’s been out with neck spasms, was in the on-deck circle when Rickie Weeks struck out. With two out and two on, Braun was pulled because he couldn’t get loose. And with manager Ron Roenicke out of position players, he sent starter Kyle Lohse to the plate, and he struck out to end the game. The Brewers lost their second starting infielder in three days. Shortstop Jean Segura bruised his left quadriceps muscle in the fourth inning when he was slid into at second-base on a double-play attempt. He’s listed as day-to-day. Milwaukee had already been without its two top hitters – Braun and third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who was put on the D-L after he sprained a knee on Friday night. Josh Prince got his first big league hit for Milwaukee. He doubled as part of a two-run ninth inning rally which sent the game to extra innings. Norichika Aoki had four hits and drove in three runs for the Crew on a day when his Bobblehead was given away to fans. Axford took the loss. He’s 0-1. Tony Sipp got the win in relief, and Heath Bell earned a save as Arizona swept Milwaukee for the first time. The Brewers now hit the road for the first time this year, and will play the Cubs in Chicago this afternoon. Right-hander Marco Estrada will start for the Crew against Cubs’ right-hander Edwin Jackson. Coverage on WHBL begins at 12:35.
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