The Milwaukee Brewers’ best starter could be out for a while, after he strained his left oblique muscle in the Crew’s 4-3 loss at Cincinnati. Chase Anderson held his side while returning to the dugout after he struck out in the second inning — and he got hurt while swinging at the second to last pitch of his at bat. Anderson has the Majors’ tenth best E-R-A among qualifying starters at two-point-eight-nine — and manager Craig Counsell did not say who might replace him, adding that the task would be “difficult.” The Reds won the game in the eighth inning on an infield single from Adam Duvall, who also homered to have two of Cincinnati’s four hits on the night. Ryan Braun and Travis Shaw homered for Milwaukee — Corey Knebel lost his first decision of the year despite tying a big league record for fanning at least one batter in 39 straight appearances to open the season — and the Brewers still kept their hold on first place in the National League Central, with a one game edge on the Chicago Cubs.