Braves' Freddie Freeman hits for second career cycle
Braves Marlins Baseball Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman rounds second base as he gets a triple during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — (AP) — Freddie Freeman became the first Atlanta Braves player to hit for the cycle twice by accomplishing the feat Wednesday night against the Miami Marlins. Freeman’s blast against Marlins reliever Luis Madero in the sixth landed above the wall in center field. As Freeman rounded the bases and reached the dugout Braves, fans in the stands repeatedly chanted his name. The NL East Division-leading Braves led 7-2 after 6 1/2 innings.wftv.com
More positive tests, canceled workouts add to MLB unease
The San Francisco Giants suspended workouts at Oracle Park as they awaited the results of weekend tests for the coronavirus. Rodriguez, who broke out in 2019 as a star, and Red Sox prospect Bobby Dalbec tested positive for the virus. Manager Ron Roenicke said it is just unfortunate the positive test could jeopardize Rodriguezs chances to start on opening day. Also, the Kansas City Royals announced right-hander Brad Keller and first baseman Ryan OHearn had positive tests and gave the team permission to announce the results. Some Washington players did not take part in workouts, including Starlin Castro, Juan Soto, Howie Kendrick and Victor Robles.