Braun leaves game with upper back tightness

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Ryan Braun left the Milwaukee Brewers' game against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday because of tightness in his right trapezius, a large muscle that extends from the shoulder into the upper back. Braun was removed after the sixth inning. He had grounded into a fielder's choice in the inning and scored on Domingo Santana's three-run homer.

Brewers' Shaw out of lineup with bruised hand

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Travis Shaw was out of the Milwaukee Brewers' lineup Sunday, one day after suffering a bruised right hand when hit by a pitch. Manager Craig Counsell said Shaw's hand was "a little sore," but the injury was not serious. X-rays showed no broken bones in Shaw's hand, the manager said. "He feels better than he did (Saturday)," Counsell said. "Nothing to be worried about. He's just taking another day.

Kemp homers 3 times, Braves beat Brewers 11-3

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Matt Kemp had a night like he's never had before in his career. He was more than happy to share the good vibes. Kemp homered three times and drove in five runs, helping the surging Atlanta Braves pound the Milwaukee Brewers 11-3 on Saturday. "It was everybody's night," he said. "Everybody was swinging the bat well. That's a good sign for us.

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Freeman's homer leads Braves to 10-8 win over Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Freddie Freeman was frustrated after having four hitless at-bats Friday night. Thankfully for the Atlanta Braves, he had a fifth chance and made the most of it. Freeman's two-run home run snapped a tie in the ninth and the Braves rallied from a four-run deficit in the final three innings to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-8 on Friday night. "I was just thankful to get another opportunity," Freeman said.

Freeman's homer leads Braves to 10-8 win over Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Freddie Freeman's two-run home run snapped a tie in the ninth and the Atlanta Braves rallied from a four-run deficit in the final three innings to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-8 on Friday night. Freeman hit his eighth homer off Brewers closer Neftali Feliz (0-3), who was summoned to pitch the ninth in a tie game.

Hot-hitting Thames back in lineup for Brewers against Braves

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Eric Thames is back in the starting lineup for the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night after leaving Wednesday's game with left hamstring tightness. Thames, who leads the majors with 11 homers, appeared to be favoring his left hamstring as he stretched before the Cincinnati Reds batted in the eighth inning on Wednesday. Manager Craig Counsell talked with him near first base before the two walked off the field.

Tested again, resilient Raptors rest up for Cavs rematch

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Toronto Raptors keep getting themselves into tough situations in the playoffs. They hope their resilience helps make them stronger as they get ready to face the Cleveland Cavaliers again. At the least, the Raptors will need to get better at holding onto big leads after blowing a 25-point advantage against the Milwaukee Bucks before winning 92-89 on Thursday night. Toronto took a physical, tiring first-round series in six games.

Young Bucks hope they've learned lessons in time for Game 6

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) -- Sometimes, a young team needs to learn from failure to get better. Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd hopes his players build on the lessons learned from a stinker of a Game 5 in their opening-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors. They need to regroup quickly to avoid elimination when the Raptors and Bucks meet Thursday night at the Bradley Center.

Eric Thames bashes his way into Brewers' record book

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Eric Thames is bashing his way into the Milwaukee Brewers' record book. No adjustment period necessary for the bushy-bearded first baseman in his first season back in the majors after three years playing ball in South Korea. With a two-run shot on Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds, Thames upped his major league-leading home run total to 11. He also set a franchise record for April homers.

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Eric Thames bashes his way into Brewers' record book

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Eric Thames is bashing his way into the Milwaukee Brewers' record book. No adjustment period necessary for the bushy-bearded first baseman in his first season back in the majors after three years playing ball in South Korea. With a two-run shot on Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds, Thames upped his major league-leading home run total to 11. He also set a franchise record for April homers.

Thames hits 9th, 10th HRs as Brewers beat Reds 11-7

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Bryan Price knew exactly what Eric Thames did to carry the Milwaukee Brewers past the Cincinnati Reds. Thames homered twice to raise his major league-leading total to 10, Hernan Perez added a three-run shot, Matt Garza pitched for the first time this season and the Brewers beat the Reds 11-7 on Monday night. "He's not missing," Price said of Thames.

Raptors beat Bucks 87-76 in slugfest, tie series at 2-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- DeMar DeRozan reverted back to his playmaking form. The Toronto Raptors reasserted themselves on defense. They're headed back to Canada after winning a bruiser of a first-round playoff game on Saturday over the Milwaukee Bucks. DeRozan scored 33 points, and Kyle Lowry had 14 of his 18 points in the second half of Toronto's 87-76 victory to tie the Eastern Conference series at two games apiece.

Sanctuary cities threatened with loss of federal grant money

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, warning nine jurisdictions Friday that they may lose coveted law enforcement grant money unless they document cooperation.

Cards' Wainwright has HR, 4 RBIs in first win of season

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Adam Wainwright has been trying to pitch his way out of some early struggles, and he did that and a lot more Friday night. Wainwright homered and drove in four runs while getting his first win of the season, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3.