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Brewers' Thornburg leaves game against Nationals

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MILWAUKEE (AP)

Brewers reliever Tyler Thornburg left Milwaukee's game against the Washington Nationals with a tired arm in the eighth inning Thursday night.

The rookie right-hander had a 3-2 count on Roger Bernadina when manager Ron Roenicke and a team trainer went to the mound. After conferring for about a minute, Thornburg walked off the mound into the dugout and was replaced by Kameron Loe.

''He said he's not sore at all, but I didn't like that his velocity was down,'' Roenicke said.

Loe promptly struck out Bernadina.

Thornburg, who was a starter in the minor leagues, pitched one inning, giving up one run on two hits and a walk while striking out two.

''The doctors think he's fine,'' Roenicke said. ''He's just not used to the bullpen.''

The Brewers were trailing 8-0 at the time.

Thornburg has no record and a 5.79 ERA in five games.

''It's just a tired arm,'' he said. ''It feels like it does the day after a start.''

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