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Gomez gets day off amid hot streak

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MILWAUKEE -- Brewers manager Ron Roenicke opted to rest one of his hottest hitters on Saturday, a move he hopes will help center fielder Carlos Gomez stay hot through the summer.

Gomez was 11-for-18 over a five-game hitting streak, including a key solo home run that sealed Friday's 5-4 win over the Cubs. But he was out of Saturday's lineup against hard-throwing right-hander Edwin Jackson, against whom Gomez was 1-for-10 in his career. Left-handed hitting Logan Schafer started in center field for the Brewers instead.

"The guy can play," Roenicke said of Schafer. "He's a guy we need to get out there a little bit more if we can and see what he can do. I really think he can help us this year."

For Gomez, Roenicke said it was simply "a day off. To keep 'Gomey' going well, I think sometimes I need to give him a day off."

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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