San Diego Padres

Padres to promote pitching prospect Logan Allen

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The Padres will call up pitching prospect Logan Allen to start on Tuesday against the Brewers, MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell reports.

Allen, 22, is listed as the No. 5 prospect in the Padres’ system and No. 61 overall, according to MLB Pipeline. The lefty was selected by the Red Sox in the eighth round of the 2015 draft. He was traded later that year to the Padres in the Craig Kimbrel deal.

In 57 2/3 innings with Triple-A El Paso — part of the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League — Allen posted a 5.15 ERA with 63 strikeouts and 22 walks. As Cassavell notes, Allen’s first two starts are still weighing heavily on Allen’s overall numbers, as he allowed 11 runs in five innings to open the season. Since then, he has a 3.76 ERA across his last 11 starts.

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.