Red Sox watch Pablo Sandoval, Blake Swihart leave with injuries on Saturday

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Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval and catcher Blake Swihart both hit the showers early due to injuries during Saturday’s contest against the Royals. Swihart reached on an infield single to lead off the fifth inning. He stayed in to run the bases but was visibly limping. He was finally taken out when the Red Sox took the field in the bottom of the sixth. Sandoval suffered a sprained left ankle while making an errant throw to first base in the fifth inning on a Lorenzo Cain ground ball.

To literally add insult to injury, Rick Porcello’s struggles continued as he allowed six runs in five innings of work, bringing his ERA to 5.61. Things aren’t going very well in Beantown right now.

If Sandoval needs to miss any time, he’ll at least be able to browse Instagram.

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.