Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson achieved a career milestone on Sunday afternoon against the Marlins, mashing his 200th career home run. With the Braves already up 1-0, Donaldson worked a 2-1 count against Trevor Richards in the bottom of the third inning. Richards left a fastball up, which Donaldson sent out to right-center field for a no-doubt two-run home run.
Donaldson also doubled, going 2-for-4 on the afternoon as the Braves defeated the Marlins 4-3. Entering the All-Star break, the veteran is batting .250/.361/.494 with 18 home runs, 45 RBI, and 49 runs scored in 363 plate appearances.
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.