MILWAUKEE -- The Marlins took a couple of hits before the first pitch was thrown on Tuesday at Miller Park.
Shortly after Miami announced Giancarlo Stanton was scratched due to a sore right knee, Hanley Ramirez also was removed from action with a right knee ailment of his own.
"He's been sore for the last couple of days," manager Ozzie Guillen said. "Today, he started swinging and was sore. I would rather give him a day off than lose him for 15, 20 days."
Donovan Solano started at third base against the Brewers in the second game of the four-game series.
Ramirez, who came out to stretch with the team, has played in 78 of the Marlins' 79 games. The veteran is hitting .259 with 12 homers and 43 RBIs.
Being without Ramirez and Stanton removes 31 homers and 93 RBIs from the Marlins' lineup.