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Mike Trout, Tommy La Stella wear No. 45 to honor Tyler Skaggs at All-Star Game

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Per the Angels, All-Stars Mike Trout and Tommy La Stella will honor late teammate Tyler Skaggs by wearing No. 45 during tonight’s All-Star Game. Trout normally wears No. 27 while La Stella wears No. 9.

Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room on July 1. He was 27 and would have turned 28 years old on Saturday.

Patrick Corbin, a former teammate of Skaggs’ in the Angels’ minor league system and as members of the Diamondbacks, also wore No. 45 during a start against the Marlins. The Rangers, hosting the Angels at the time of the tragedy, helped pay respects to Skaggs with a moment of silence at Globe Life Park. The stadium did not play music before at-bats or during warm-ups. The No. 45 was spray-painted on the back slope of the pitcher’s mound as well.

There will likely be a moment of silence before tonight’s game to honor the memory of Skaggs.

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.