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Cardinals activate Yadier Molina

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When Yadier Molina went on the injured list I said something to the effect of “eh, he’ll probably come back earlier than expected because that’s what he does.” Welp, that’s what’s he’s doing. The Cardinals activated him today, a few days earlier than first expected.

Molina had a right thumb tendon strain and went on the shelf on May 31. He’ll likely start tonight. When he was placed on the injured list he led all major league catchers in games caught and innings caught because, again, that’s just what he does.

Trea Turner hits for the cycle

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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner hit for the cycle on Tuesday night against the Rockies, becoming the first National to hit for the cycle since, well, himself back on April 25, 2017… against the Rockies.

Turner led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run to center field off of Peter Lambert. He singled in the second, tripled to lead off the fourth, and hit an RBI double as part of an eight-run seventh inning to complete the cycle.

Turner is the fourth player to hit for the cycle this season. The others:

After completing the cycle, Turner is hitting .286/.343/.494 with eight home runs, 25 RBI, 41 runs scored, and 20 stolen bases in 277 plate appearances this season.