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Christian Yelich hits for the cycle

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Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich hit for the cycle on Wednesday night against the Reds. The hit that completed the cycle, a triple, also brought home a run to tie the game at 10-10 in the top of the seventh.

Yelich singled and came around to score in the first inning, singled again in the third but was stranded, hit a two-run home run in the fifth, and doubled in the sixth. The Brewers scored three runs in the seventh prior to Yelich’s at-bat in the seventh.

Yelich’s cycle is the 321st in baseball history. He’s the first Brewer to complete the cycle since George Kottaras on September 3, 2011.

After his fifth at-bat on Wednesday, Yelich carries a .317/.379/.562 batting line along with 26 home runs, 75 RBI, 93 runs, and 14 stolen bases in 523 plate appearances.

Brewers have 3 positive COVID tests at alternate site

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MILWAUKEE — The Brewers had two players and a staff member test positive for the coronavirus at their alternate training site in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee president of baseball operations David Stearns confirmed the positive results Saturday and said they shouldn’t impact the major league team. Teams are using alternate training sites this season to keep reserve players sharp because the minor league season was canceled due to the pandemic.

Stearns said the positive tests came Monday and did not name the two players or the staff member. Players must give their permission for their names to be revealed after positive tests.

The entire camp was placed in quarantine.

“We have gone through contact tracing,” Stearns said. “We do not believe it will have any impact at all on our major league team. We’ve been fortunate to get through this season relatively unscathed in this area. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get all the way there at our alternate site.”

Milwaukee entered Saturday one game behind the Reds and Cardinals for second place in the NL Central, with the top two teams qualifying for the postseason.

The Brewers still will be able to take taxi squad players with them on the team’s trip to Cincinnati and St. Louis in the final week of the season. He said those players have had repeated negative tests and the team is “confident” there would be no possible spread of the virus.

“Because of the nature of who these individuals were, it’s really not going to affect the quarantine group at all,” Stearns said. “We’re very fortunate that the group of players who could potentially be on a postseason roster for us aren’t interacting all that much with the individuals that tested positive.”