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Angels-Rays delayed due to power outage at Tropicana Field


A first-inning three-run home run from Shohei Ohtani was not enough power to keep the lights on at Tropicana Field on Thursday evening. The power went out during the bottom of the fourth inning due to a storm in the St. Petersburg area, MLB.com’s Juan Toribio reports.

The score remains 3-0 while the players and fans wait for power to be restored. Ryan Yarbrough drew the start for the Rays while Tyler Skaggs toed the rubber for the Angels.

The Rays entered this four-game series 41-26, a half-game behind the first-place Yankees in the AL East. The 33-35 Angels are in fourth place in the AL West.

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.