Braun back for Brewers' lineup
Braun says he used a brace overnight that helped keep the swelling down and he felt fine heading into Wednesday's game with the Cardinals.
The All-Star slugger was hit in the third inning of Tuesday night's 8-1 loss to St. Louis and left the game before the start of the fifth inning in favor of Frank Catalanotto.
Braun is hitting .323 with eight homers and 31 RBIs in 44 games. But he's struggled recently, batting .259 with no homers and three RBIs since May 10.
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