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Milwaukee at Colorado

Venue: Coors Field
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Corey Hart won't play this season, Ryan Braun's 2013 is over and now All-Star shortstop Jean Segura's status is in question just when he started to look comfortable in his new spot in the order.

It's been one of those years for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Still, they can win their first series in Denver in eight seasons Sunday in their finale against the Colorado Rockies.

With Hart (knee) sidelined the entire season and Braun suspended for the final 65 games, the Brewers (43-60) don't seem to have much to look forward to for the remainder of 2013.

While Braun's absence gives the NL Central's worst club a good chance to evaluate Logan Schafer and rookie Caleb Gindl in left field, Milwaukee now has a huge hole to fill in the No. 3 spot in the lineup.

Segura, the team leader with a .315 batting average, has taken over that position in the last seven games. The first six didn't go too well (3 for 26), but he had RBI singles in his first two at-bats in Saturday's 7-5 rain-delayed victory.

Segura, though, left in the sixth with right forearm tightness after getting hit by a pitch two innings earlier.

"He's fine. He may be sore tomorrow,'' manager Ron Roenicke said after Milwaukee ended a five-game skid at Denver and dropped the Rockies (50-55) a season-high six games off the NL West lead.

Segura told MLB.com after the win that he expects to sit Sunday and would aim to return Monday in Chicago.

The Brewers are expected to go with Donovan Hand (0-2, 3.41 ERA) on Sunday. The rookie right-hander lasted just four innings in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to San Diego after getting hit by a pitch in the third and suffering a bruised right hand.

X-rays were negative.

"I went back out for the fourth and everything was still good - a little swelling on the pinky side, but nothing major,'' said Hand, who allowed seven hits and two runs in his first start - and fourth appearance - since July 4. "Then after the fourth, I just really couldn't grip the ball anymore.''

Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin (9-5, 3.53) also was hit by the ball in his last start. The right-hander took a line drive to his left thigh but remained in the game Tuesday against Miami, finishing seven innings with three runs allowed in a 4-2 loss.

"It didn't affect me or anything,'' Chacin said. "Hopefully it's not going to be that bad.''

Chacin has been outstanding of late, going 6-2 with a 2.19 ERA in his last eight starts after going 0-3 with a 6.43 ERA in his previous seven.

He last faced Milwaukee in his season debut, a 5-4, 10-inning road loss April 1 when he threw 6 2-3 innings of one-run ball.

The Rockies, 4-5 on a homestand that ends Sunday, might not have NL home run co-leader Carlos Gonzalez available for a third straight game due to a sprained right middle finger, but fellow All-Star Troy Tulowitzki continues to torment Brewers pitching.

The shortstop is batting .400 with three homers and seven RBIs against Milwaukee this season after going 3 for 4 with a solo homer and an RBI single Saturday.

A victory would give the Brewers a six-game season split and their first series win at Colorado since taking two of three from Aug. 15-17, 2005.

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Probable Starters

Donovan Hand, HP
2013 stats
37.0 Innings Pitched 120.0
0-2 Wins-Losses 9-5
3.41 Earned Run Average 3.53
9 Walks 36
20 Strikeouts 72
65 Pitches Per Start 93
Career vs. opponent
- Innings Pitched 20.0
--- Wins-Losses 0-0
- Earned Run Average 4.05

Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
Weather
weather image  Widely scattered tstorms. Cloudy. Mild.
Hi TempLo TempWindHumidityPrecip %
74°F58°F6mph/E59%45%
Standings
TeamStandingsWLPct.GBL 10Strk
Milwaukee3rd NL Central7974.51665-5 L 2
Colorado4th NL West6291.405253-7 W 3
BATTER VS. PITCHER (Career)
vs Jhoulys Chacin
PlayerABHHRBBSOAVG
Aoki53210.600
Francisco41001.250
Lucroy82001.250
Weeks102002.200
Betancourt000000
 
BATTER VS. PITCHER (Career)
vs Donovan Hand
PlayerABHHRBBSOAVG
Belisle000000
Blackmon000000
Brothers000000
Chacin000000
Chatwood000000
 
Injuries
Milwaukee
PlayerInjury
J. BianchiElbow
J. HendersonShoulder
T. ThornburgElbow
Colorado
PlayerInjury
B. AndersonBack
N. ArenadoRibs
J. ChacinShoulder
T. ChatwoodElbow
C. GonzalezKnee
T. KahnleShoulder
B. LoganElbow
T. TulowitzkiThigh
 
Series Game Log
DateatResult/TimeWinnerLoser
Apr 4COLCOL 12-2Nicasio Delgado 
Apr 5COLCOL 9-4Kahnle McCarthy 
Apr 6COLARI 5-3Miley Anderson 
Apr 28ARICOL 8-5Morales Miley 
Apr 29ARICOL 5-4Logan Reed 
Apr 30ARIARI 5-4Reed Kahnle 
Jun 3COLARI 4-2Anderson De La Rosa 
Jun 4COLARI 16-8Ziegler Brothers 
Jun 5COLARI 12-7Arroyo Nicasio 
Aug 8ARIARI 5-3Anderson Matzek 
Aug 9ARIARI 14-4Cahill De La Rosa 
Aug 10ARICOL 5-3Belisle Perez 
Aug 29ARIARI 5-2Ziegler Brothers 
Aug 30ARICOL 2-0Matzek Nuno 
Aug 31ARIARI 6-2Anderson De La Rosa 
Sep 18COLCOL 7-6Hawkins Reed 
Sep 19COL 8:10 PM EDT  
Sep 20COL 4:10 PM EDT  
Sep 21COL 4:10 PM EDT