(MILWAUKEE) — Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun received a standing ovation in his return to the field after being suspended last season for violating the MLB’s drug use policy.
The former MVP also had a single in the sixth overturned by baseball’s new replay system in the sixth in Milwaukee’s 2-0 win over the Braves on Monday.
Braun stole a base in the fourth that helped set up a two-run double by Aramis Ramirez and Francisco Rodriguez closed the game out for his 305th career save.
“It was special. It was an emotional moment for me,” Braun said of the ovation.
Braun went 1 for 4 and spoke about the review of his hit that took 58 seconds to overturn.
“I had a pretty good idea that I was out,” Braun said, drawing laughs. “For all of us, we just hope they get it right, and they did get it right.”
Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo (1-0) tossed six shutout innings for the win.
“It’s special, we all know what he went through last year,” Ramirez said of Braun’s ovation. “For the fans to do that, it was very special.”
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