MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers suffered another major injury yesterday in their 7-4 home loss to Atlanta. Center-fielder Carlos Gomez is day-to-day after he sprained his left shoulder on a leaping catch at the wall, which robbed Andrelton Simmons of an extra-base hit. The injury looked worse as Gomez was helped off the field. Catcher Jonathan Lucroy thought Gomez broke his collarbone again, just like he did in 2011. Gomez expects to be out for only a few days – but he still adds his name to a growing list of injured Brewers that includes Ryan Braun, Corey Hart, Marco Estrada, and others. Milwaukee got stung in the first inning Sunday when Braves’ catcher Brian McCann hit a grand slam off Alfredo Figaro. Solo shots by Chris Johnson and Jordan Schafer made it 6-0 before Milwaukee came back with four in the fifth, highlighted by a two-run homer from Lucroy. It turned out to be the Brewers’ only runs of the day. Atlanta used three pitchers in the seventh after Milwaukee loaded the bases, but the Crew got nothing from that. Jordan Schafer went 4-for-5, Paul Maholm got only his fourth win in 23 starts against Milwaukee, and Craig Kimbrel earned his 21st save. Figaro gave up six runs in three-and-a-third innings for the loss. He’s now 1-2. Milwaukee ended up taking 2-of-3 from the National League East leaders, but the Crew fell back into a tie for last in the Central with the Chicago Cubs. The Brewers and Cubs will open a 3-game series tomorrow night at Miller Park.
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