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Preview: Brewers (14-5) at Rockies (10-10)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Coors Field
Date: July 28, 2013 4:10 PM EDT
  

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.

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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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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Brewers at Rockies
Fri, Jul 26 Final 3 to 8
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Brewers at Rockies
Sat, Jul 27 Final 7 to 5
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Brewers at Rockies
Sun, Jul 28 Final 5 to 6
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIL  +160   -130   9.5 
 COL  -180   +110   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIL  +160   -125   9.5 
 COL  -180   +105   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIL  12%   9%   67% 
 COL  88%   91%   33% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Jul 27, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIL 7 Cover: +114 
 COL 5 Over: 12 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Jul 26, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIL 3 Over: 11 
 COL 8 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Apr 3, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 7 Cover: +125 
 MIL 3 Over: 10 
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 Apr 2, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 8 Cover: +145 
 MIL 4 Over: 12 
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 Apr 1, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 4 Over: 9 
 MIL 5 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 28, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIL 6 Cover: +100 
 COL 2 Under: 8 
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 Mar 1, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIL 2 Over: 7 
 COL 5 Cover: +100 
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 MLB PREVIEWS
 Sunday, Jul 28
 
    Phillies at Tigers
1:05 PM EDT
    Rays at Yankees
1:05 PM EDT
    Astros at Blue Jays
1:05 PM EDT
    Rangers at Indians
1:05 PM EDT
    Pirates at Marlins
1:10 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Orioles
1:35 PM EDT
    Mets at Nationals
1:35 PM EDT
    Royals at White Sox
2:10 PM EDT
    Angels at Athletics
4:05 PM EDT
    Cubs at Giants
4:05 PM EDT
    Twins at Mariners
4:10 PM EDT
    Brewers at Rockies
4:10 PM EDT
    Reds at Dodgers
4:10 PM EDT
    Padres at Diamondbacks
4:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Braves
8:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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