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Padres option Chris Paddack to Single-A

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The Padres announced on Wednesday that starter Chris Paddack has been optioned to Single-A Lake Elsinore. Pitcher Robert Stock has been recalled from Triple-A El Paso.

Paddack, 23, has been struggling as of late, yielding 12 earned runs over his last three starts spanning 14 1/3 innings. However, this move is meant more to help limit his innings. Paddack should rejoin the Padres again very soon. Paddack boasts a 3.15 ERA with 72 strikeouts and 13 walks across 65 2/3 innings overall this season.

Stock, 29, has logged six innings in the majors this season, allowing six earned runs on seven hits and six walks with nine strikeouts. He’s had better success with El Paso, registering a 2.79 ERA over 19 1/3 innings.

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.