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• Aaron Hill was out of the lineup for the second consecutive game Wednesday. The second baseman is 4-for-30 over his past eight games. In his place, Eric Chavez remained in the cleanup spot after going 2-for-4 with three RBIs on Tuesday. Martin Prado manned second base.

"We're playing different guys, nothing more to it," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "Chavez swung the bat good last night, and sometimes guys need breathers. With Hilly, he missed a long period of time and you could see he is overthinking things. We have pretty good flexibility with our lineup and Chavez is healthy, so we're going that way today."

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• Aaron Hill was out of the lineup for the second consecutive game Wednesday. The second baseman is 4-for-30 over his past eight games. In his place, Eric Chavez remained in the cleanup spot after going 2-for-4 with three RBIs on Tuesday. Martin Prado manned second base.

"We're playing different guys, nothing more to it," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "Chavez swung the bat good last night, and sometimes guys need breathers. With Hilly, he missed a long period of time and you could see he is overthinking things. We have pretty good flexibility with our lineup and Chavez is healthy, so we're going that way today."

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• Gibson had strong words Wednesday regarding Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, who has yet to speak publicly since Major League Baseball suspended him for the remainder of the 2013 season earlier this week.

"I think it's interesting that we haven't heard from him," Gibson said. "Something tells me he's rehearsing his next speech right now. He did pretty good at the last one.

"For me, I think Braun should get in front of microphone and address people because, honestly, we don't really know what it is. I think it'd be useful to get it out and then he can go from there. That's where I'm at on that."

Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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