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Pat Neshek lands on injured list again


Just a few days after being activated from the 10-day injured list, Phillies reliever Pat Neshek is going back. The club announced on Thursday he’s been placed on the 10-day IL due to a strained left hamstring. Lefty Ranger Suárez has been recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Neshek missed nearly a month of action between May 24 and June 18 due to right rotator cuff inflammation. In his only appearance after being activated, he allowed a run in two-thirds of an inning against the Nationals on Wednesday. Overall, the veteran right-hander sports a 5.00 ERA with a 9/2 K/BB ratio in 18 innings.

Suárez, 23, made one appearance for the Phillies thus far, lasting four innings. He surrendered four runs on seven hits and a walk with six strikeouts versus the Diamondbacks. He amassed a 5.68 ERA in 38 innings with Lehigh Valley this year.

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.