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Corey Seager strains hamstring, likely to miss considerable time

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The Dodgers lost to the cross-town Angels last night. That’s bad, but endurable. What’s worse is that they also lost their shortstop, likely for many, many weeks as Corey Seager strained his hamstring.

The injury occurred in the ninth inning as the Dodgers tried to rally. Seager singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Alex Verdugo then knocked a  base hit up the middle which would’ve normally scored Seager easily, but he grabbed his left hamstring before reaching third base and then limped off the field.

Seager will get an MRI today, but the Dodgers believe he suffered a Grade 2 strain. The recovery period for that kind of strain is usually at least six weeks.

Seager missed most of 2018 but was hitting .279/.359/.468 with eight home runs in 66 games this year and was heating up of late. With him gone Chris Taylor will likely take over everyday duties. ‘

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.