Brewers Braun leaves game with sore shoulder

Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun has left Thursday

night’s game against the San Diego Padres in the fifth inning with

a soreness in his left shoulder.

Braun, the NL leader with 12 homers, flied out to right field

for the final out of the fifth inning. Carlos Gomez then came into

the game in center field in the bottom of the inning with Mark

Kotsay moving to left field to replace Braun.

Braun extended his hitting streak to nine games with a

first-inning single.