James Loney scratched Tuesday with tweaked side

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From MASN’s Roch Kubatko comes word that Rays first baseman James Loney had to be scratched from the starting lineup for Tuesday evening’s game against the Orioles after tweaking a muscle in his right side during pregame batting practice.

Logan Forsythe has been shifted from designated hitter to first base and Brandon Guyer is now at DH against Baltimore left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.

The severity of Loney’s side injury is unknown.

If it’s an oblique or intercostal strain, he will likely have to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Cavan Biggio hits for the cycle

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Blue Jays second baseman Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle on Tuesday against the Orioles. Cavan, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, struck out in the first inning, but bounced back to hit a two-run homer in the third. He followed that up with a single in the sixth, a double in the eighth, and a two-run triple in the ninth.

Biggio is the sixth player to hit for the cycle this season, joining Jorge Polanco (Twins), Shohei Ohtani (Angels), Jake Bauers (Indians), Trea Turner (Nationals), and Jonathan Villar (Orioles). He’s the third member of the Blue Jays to hit for the cycle, joining Jeff Frye and Kelly Gruber. In case you were wondering, yes, Craig Biggio has also hit for the cycle. He did so against the Rockies on April 8, 2002. Craig and Cavan are the second father-son duo to both hit for the cycle, joining Gary and Daryle Ward, Sportsnet notes.

After Tuesday’s 4-for-5 performance, Biggio is batting .230/.361/.425 with 14 home runs and 42 RBI in 379 plate appearances on the season.