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George Springer, Christian Yelich leading off All-Star lineups

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We learned earlier this afternoon that Justin Verlander and Hyun-Jin Ryu will start the All-Star Game on the mound. Now we learn that George Springer and Christian Yelich will lead off. Here are the lineups:

AMERICAN LEAGUE

1. George Springer, Astros RF
2. DJ LeMahieu, Yankees, 2B
3. Mike Trout, Angels, CF
4. Carlos Santana, Indians, 1B
5. J.D. Martinez, Red Sox, DH
6. Alex Bregman, Astros, 3B
7. Gary Sánchez, Yankees, C
8. Michael Brantley, Astros, LF
9. Jorge Polanco, Twins, SS

NATIONAL LEAGUE

1. Christian Yelich, Brewers, LF
2. Javier Báez, Cubs, SS
3. Freddie Freeman, Braves 1B
4. Cody Bellinger, Dodgers, RF
5. Nolan Arenado, Rockies, 3B
6. Josh Bell, Pirates DH
7. Willson Contreras, Cubs, C
8. Ketel Marte, Diamondbacks 2B
9. Ronald Acuña Jr., Braves CF

As is the case with the pitchers, the starters are less likely to decide the game than the reserves. Here is a link to the entire roster for both squads, bench guys included.

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.