Groin tightness forces Braun to exit

Groin tightness forces Braun to exit

MILWAUKEE -- After grounding out to end the bottom of the 10th inning Monday against the Giants at Miller Park, Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun left the game with tightness in his right groin.

Following the 4-3, 14-inning loss, Braun said the injury wasn't bad, but he didn't know if he'd be able to play Tuesday in Game 2 against San Francisco.

"We'll see how it feels tomorrow," he said.

Nyjer Morgan replaced Braun in left field in the top of the 11th with the game tied at 3. Braun hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to even the score and eventually send it to extra innings before Milwaukee lost on Hector Sanchez's solo shot in the top of the 14th. The reigning National League MVP finished the night 2-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Morgan grounded out with runners at first and second and two outs in the bottom of the 12th in his only at-bat in Braun's place.

Braun, who missed one game earlier this month with a sore right Achilles tendon, said he suffered a similar groin injury during Spring Training.

"A little different area," he said. "It's not as bad as it was then, so it's not too serious."