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Braun homers and doubles back at Miller Park, but Royals tops Brewers 5-4

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    Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun watches his double against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning of an exhibition baseball game Friday, March 28, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) (The Associated Press)

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    Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler rounds the bases after his home run in the fifth inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, March 28, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) (The Associated Press)

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    Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun runs out his double against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning of an exhibition baseball game Friday, March 28, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) (The Associated Press)

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    Kansas City Royals' Norichika Aoki watches his single in the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, March 28, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) (The Associated Press)

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    Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brandon Kintzler, right, performs the duty of bat boy as Manager Ron Roenicke, left, looks on before an exhibition baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Friday, March 28, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) (The Associated Press)

Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun homered and doubled in his first public appearance at Miller Park since his doping suspension, but Milwaukee lost 5-4 to the Kansas City Royals in an exhibition game Friday night.

Braun's homer traveled 409 feet over the wall near straightaway center, giving Milwaukee a short-lived, two-run lead in the third. The hometown crowd showered Braun with overwhelming applause.

The 2011 NL MVP went 2 for 3 with three RBIs. He's now hitting .412 this spring.

It was Braun's first action at Miller since striking out as a pinch hitter on July 21. He was suspended the next day for the remainder of the 2013 season, covering 65 games.

Billy Butler hit a solo drive for Kansas City in the fifth.