Cain exited Tuesday's game against the Reds with intercostal soreness, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Cain left the game after four innings and apparently first felt the injury after a swing over the weekend, which lines up as he is hitless over the last three games. The veteran outfielder is rarely held out of the lineup, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him on the bench for Wednesday's series finale, especially with a scheduled off day to follow Thursday.
Cain went 3-for-5 with an RBI, run and stolen base Wednesday in the Brewers' 5-1 win over the Cubs. Cain was exceptional during the three-game set in Chicago, collecting eight hits and turning in perhaps the top defensive highlight of the series with a shoestring catch Tuesday night that denied Kris Bryant an extra-base hit. The offseason move to Milwaukee hasn't had the major impact on Cain's power output that some might have expected, but he's handled the leadoff role about as well as anyone could have envisioned. Cain is one steal shy of matching his career high in stolen bases (28) and maintains a lofty a .403 on-base percentage, good for fifth in the majors among qualified hitters.
Cain went 4-for-5 and scored a run in Monday's victory over the Cubs. Cain has been an on-base machine all season, but particularly of late, reaching 10 times via a hit and five times via a walk over his last seven games. It should come as little surprise, then, that Cain currently sits fourth in all of baseball with a .403 OBP on the season.
Cain went 1-for-1 with two runs, a stolen base and four walks in Tuesday's victory over the Cubs. Cain posted a .432 OBP in August, and he has continued getting on base early this month, reaching seven times in the three games he has appeared in. He has not batted lower than second since July 30, and with his success getting on base of late, he won't be moving out of the first or second spot in the order anytime soon.
Cain is out of the lineup Sunday against the Nationals. Cain will cede center-field duties to Keon Broxton in the series finale, ending a streak of 22 consecutive starts for the 32-year-old. Expect Cain to re-enter the lineup Monday against the Cubs and slot in as the Brewers' leadoff man.
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