Turner hits for 2nd cycle, Nationals rout Rockies 11-1

WASHINGTON (AP) Trea Turner knows better than most what it takes to hit for a cycle. The key, he says, is quite a bit of good luck.

Turner hit his second career cycle, Stephen Strasburg earned his major league-leading 13th win and the Washington Nationals routed the Colorado Rockies 11-1 Tuesday night.

Turner led off the first inning with homer, singled in the second and tripled leading off the fifth. After grounding into a double play in the sixth, he doubled home a run during Washington's eight-run seventh.

''Didn't screw it up this time,'' Turner said. ''Had a chance earlier in the year to do it and needed a single and didn't do it. For me it's almost more funny than anything that I got lucky enough to get the right hits. I think it's kind of a lucky stat because you've got to put the ball in the right place at the right time.''

It was the fourth cycle for the Nationals since relocating to Washington in 2005, half of them by Turner against the Rockies. He's the 26th player to hit for multiple cycles and the third to do it twice against the same team after Fred Clark (1901, 1903 versus Cincinnati) and Christian Yelich (2018 versus Miami), according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

''Too be able to do it twice, that to me is a testament to how good a player Trea really is,'' manager Dave Martinez said. ''What I like about him is that he's really staying on top of the ball and back-spinning balls. When he does that, he hits the ball hard.''

Turner increased his average to .286, and the team's resurgence has coincided with his return after missing 38 games with a broken finger.

Strasburg (13-4) pitched six innings for his sixth straight win as the Nationals kicked off a 10-game homestand. He allowed three hits and two walks while striking out eight. The right-hander is 10-1 with a 3.17 ERA over his past 12 starts.

''He had the curveball going tonight,'' Colorado's Ryan McMahon said. ''He kind of was throwing it when guys weren't expecting it. Throwing it well, too. He kept the ball down really well, went up when he wanted to.''

Colorado rookie Peter Lambert (2-2) gave up three runs and nine hits. He struck out eight with a walk but is winless in his last six games.

The Rockies, who have lost seven of eight, had exactly one baserunner in five of six innings against Strasburg.

''They've got a pretty lengthy lineup there and guys who can hit the ball out of the ballpark, but you've just got to be in the moment and try to make one pitch,'' Strasburg said.

SECRET WEAPON

Strasburg singled his first time up, giving him hits in four straight at-bats before he grounded out in the fourth inning. Martinez joked that Strasburg might pinch hit during Wednesday's day-night doubleheader.

''No, streak's over,'' Strasburg said. ''I'll take a day.''

WELCOME BACK

Former Nationals Ian Desmond (2009-15) and Daniel Murphy (2016-18) returned to Nationals Park. Both received warm ovations and tipped their helmets to the crowd before their second inning at-bats. Desmond went 1 for 3 and Murphy was 0 for 4. Desmond is the last player drafted by the Montreal Expos still active in the majors.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: Martinez said RHP Max Scherzer (inflammation under his right shoulder) felt good after Monday's workout and is slated to pitch the series finale Thursday. ... Martinez said RHP Austin Voth (right biceps tendinitis) threw Monday and didn't feel well. Voth will have an MRI this week.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (9-7, 4.11) pitches the opener of Wednesday's doubleheader. Gray is 5-5 with a 4.29 ERA in 11 road starts this season. LHP Kyle Freeland (2-7, 7.62) will start the night game.

Nationals: RHP Erick Fedde (1-1, 3.50) will pitch the day game and LHP Patrick Corbin (7-5, 3.40) will pitch at night. Corbin has a 1.85 ERA with 50 strikeouts and eight walks over his past six starts. Washington is 5-1 in those games.

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  • W: S. Strasburg (13-4)L: P. Lambert (2-2)
  • HR: WAS - T. Turner (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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R. Tapia RF10000002.271.308.451.7590.0
T. Story SS40100013.291.351.560.9111.5
D. Dahl CF30000122.300.351.514.8650.0
N. Arenado 3B40100013.306.370.549.9190.5
T. Wolters 3B00000000.287.352.372.7240.0
D. Murphy 1B40000001.282.332.467.7990.0
I. Desmond LF31100101.269.324.486.8105.0
R. McMahon 2B30100012.256.327.426.7530.5
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C. Iannetta C40000022.228.324.447.771-1.0
P. Lambert P10000110.538.571.5381.1100.5
S. Howard P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
G. Hampson 2B10100100.212.275.301.5762.0
  • a-doubled for McGee in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS52421002.286.343.494.83714.0
A. Eaton RF42200122.286.366.395.7617.0
M. Blazek P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Rendon 3B41120013.316.399.6031.0025.5
J. Soto LF51100014.291.398.518.9171.5
M. Adams 1B51220022.236.272.508.7804.0
B. Dozier 2B51100013.237.333.433.7672.5
V. Robles CF51110021.249.317.441.7584.0
Y. Gomes C31210100.205.301.289.5905.0
S. Strasburg P20100001.152.204.239.4431.0
a- A. Stevenson PH10100000.308.438.308.7451.0
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b- G. Parra PH-RF11120000.237.295.373.6684.0
  • a-singled for Strasburg in the 6th
  • b-singled for Suero in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (24), T. Story (25), Y. Alonso (7)
  • RBI - Y. Alonso (28)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Tapia 2 (2), T. Story, D. Dahl, N. Arenado 3 (3), R. McMahon, C. Iannetta
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Turner (21), A. Eaton (14), A. Rendon (28), B. Dozier (17)
  • 3B - T. Turner (4)
  • HR - T. Turner (8)
  • RBI - T. Turner 2 (25), A. Rendon 2 (69), M. Adams 2 (42), V. Robles (46), Y. Gomes (21), G. Parra 2 (26)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Turner (4), A. Rendon 2 (22), M. Adams (25), V. Robles (23), G. Parra 2 (13)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton 2 (2), J. Soto, M. Adams 2 (2), B. Dozier, S. Strasburg
BASERUNNING
  • SB - I. Desmond (2)
  • Picked Off - R. McMahon
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Eaton (9), V. Robles (16)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Arenado-McMahon-Murphy)
  • E - I. Desmond (5), T. Story (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Lambert (L, 2-2)5.19331815.931.461.0
S. Howard1.033301027.003.00-2.5
J. Diaz0.25551006.041.52-11.0
J. McGee1.00000002.961.193.0
PITCHERSIP
P. Lambert (L, 2-2)5.1
S. Howard1.0
J. Diaz0.2
J. McGee1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Strasburg (W, 13-4)6.03002803.371.0827.0
W. Suero (H, 12)1.01000105.081.292.5
M. Blazek2.03112004.502.500.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Strasburg (W, 13-4)6.0
W. Suero (H, 12)1.0
M. Blazek2.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - S. Howard
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Lambert 99-63, S. Howard 28-17, J. Diaz 29-18, J. McGee 9-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Lambert 7-1, S. Howard 1-0, J. McGee 1-2
  • Batters Faced - P. Lambert 26, S. Howard 6, J. Diaz 8, J. McGee 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Strasburg 107-64, W. Suero 10-8, M. Blazek 40-24
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Strasburg 5-5, W. Suero 1-0, M. Blazek 2-4
  • Batters Faced - S. Strasburg 23, W. Suero 3, M. Blazek 11
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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R. Tapia RF10000002.271.308.451.7590.0
T. Story SS40100013.291.351.560.9111.5
D. Dahl CF30000122.300.351.514.8650.0
N. Arenado 3B40100013.306.370.549.9190.5
T. Wolters 3B00000000.287.352.372.7240.0
D. Murphy 1B40000001.282.332.467.7990.0
I. Desmond LF31100101.269.324.486.8105.0
R. McMahon 2B30100012.256.327.426.7530.5
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C. Iannetta C40000022.228.324.447.771-1.0
P. Lambert P10000110.538.571.5381.1100.5
S. Howard P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
G. Hampson 2B10100100.212.275.301.5762.0
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  • a-doubled for McGee in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS52421002.286.343.494.83714.0
A. Eaton RF42200122.286.366.395.7617.0
M. Blazek P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Rendon 3B41120013.316.399.6031.0025.5
J. Soto LF51100014.291.398.518.9171.5
M. Adams 1B51220022.236.272.508.7804.0
B. Dozier 2B51100013.237.333.433.7672.5
V. Robles CF51110021.249.317.441.7584.0
Y. Gomes C31210100.205.301.289.5905.0
S. Strasburg P20100001.152.204.239.4431.0
a- A. Stevenson PH10100000.308.438.308.7451.0
W. Suero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-singled for Strasburg in the 6th
  • b-singled for Suero in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (24), T. Story (25), Y. Alonso (7)
  • RBI - Y. Alonso (28)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Tapia 2 (2), T. Story, D. Dahl, N. Arenado 3 (3), R. McMahon, C. Iannetta
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Turner (21), A. Eaton (14), A. Rendon (28), B. Dozier (17)
  • 3B - T. Turner (4)
  • HR - T. Turner (8)
  • RBI - T. Turner 2 (25), A. Rendon 2 (69), M. Adams 2 (42), V. Robles (46), Y. Gomes (21), G. Parra 2 (26)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Turner (4), A. Rendon 2 (22), M. Adams (25), V. Robles (23), G. Parra 2 (13)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton 2 (2), J. Soto, M. Adams 2 (2), B. Dozier, S. Strasburg
BASERUNNING
  • SB - I. Desmond (2)
  • Picked Off - R. McMahon
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Eaton (9), V. Robles (16)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Arenado-McMahon-Murphy)
  • E - I. Desmond (5), T. Story (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Lambert (L, 2-2)5.19331815.931.461.0
S. Howard1.033301027.003.00-2.5
J. Diaz0.25551006.041.52-11.0
J. McGee1.00000002.961.193.0
Total8.0171111291---
PITCHERSIP
P. Lambert (L, 2-2)5.1
S. Howard1.0
J. Diaz0.2
J. McGee1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Strasburg (W, 13-4)6.03002803.371.0827.0
W. Suero (H, 12)1.01000105.081.292.5
M. Blazek2.03112004.502.500.0
Total9.0711490---
PITCHERSIP
S. Strasburg (W, 13-4)6.0
W. Suero (H, 12)1.0
M. Blazek2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - S. Howard
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Lambert 99-63, S. Howard 28-17, J. Diaz 29-18, J. McGee 9-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Lambert 7-1, S. Howard 1-0, J. McGee 1-2
  • Batters Faced - P. Lambert 26, S. Howard 6, J. Diaz 8, J. McGee 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Strasburg 107-64, W. Suero 10-8, M. Blazek 40-24
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Strasburg 5-5, W. Suero 1-0, M. Blazek 2-4
  • Batters Faced - S. Strasburg 23, W. Suero 3, M. Blazek 11
  • 9TH INNING
    Alonso doubled to deep right center, Desmond scored111
  • 7TH INNING
    Rendon doubled to deep left, Turner and Eaton scored, Rendon to third on shortstop Story throwing error011
    Turner doubled to deep right center, Parra scored09
    Parra singled to left, Adams, Robles and Gomes scored, Parra to third on left fielder Desmond throwing error08
    Robles singled to left center, Soto scored, Adams to third05
    Adams singled to center, Rendon scored, Soto to second04
  • 6TH INNING
    Gomes singled to left, Dozier scored03
  • 1ST INNING
    Adams singled to right center, Eaton scored02
    Turner homered to center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • M. Blazek Pitching:
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Murphy flied out to left
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Desmond singled to center
    • Yonder Alonso hit for Jake McGee
    • Y. Alonso: Strike swinging, Desmond to second on fielder's indifference, Desmond to second, Foul, Alonso doubled to deep right center, Desmond scored
    • C. Iannetta: Iannetta grounded out to shortstop, Alonso to third
    • G. Hampson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hampson walked
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Tapia flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Michael Blazek pitching
    • G. Hampson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Hampson singled to left
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon flied out to deep center
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Story reached on fielder's choice to third, Hampson out at second
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Ball, Story to second, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Dahl walked
    • N. Arenado: Strike swinging, Ball, Arenado popped out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jake McGee relieved Jairo Diaz
    • Tony Wolters at third base
    • Raimel Tapia in right field
    • M. Adams: Foul, Adams grounded out to second
    • B. Dozier: Dozier lined out to third
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Robles lined out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Wander Suero pitching
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Foul, Ball, Desmond grounded out to second
    • R. McMahon: Foul, McMahon singled to shallow left center
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Foul, McMahon out at first, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Howard Pitching:
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Eaton struck out swinging
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rendon hit by pitch
    • J. Soto: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Soto singled to shallow right center, Rendon to second
    • M. Adams: Adams singled to center, Rendon scored, Soto to second
    • Jairo Diaz pitching
    • Garrett Hampson at second base
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Dozier flied out to center
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Robles singled to left center, Soto scored, Adams to third
    • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Ball (pitchout), Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Robles stole second, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gomes walked
    • Gerardo Parra hit for Wander Suero
    • G. Parra: Strike swinging, Ball, Parra singled to left, Adams, Robles and Gomes scored, Parra to third on left fielder Desmond throwing error
    • Tr. Turner: Ball, Turner doubled to deep right center, Parra scored
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Eaton reached on an infield single to pitcher, Turner to third
    • A. Rendon: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Rendon doubled to deep left, Turner and Eaton scored, Rendon to third on shortstop Story throwing error
    • J. Soto: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Soto flied out to left
    • End of the 7th (8 Runs, 7 Hits, 2 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • D. Dahl: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Dahl grounded out to second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Murphy flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Lambert Pitching:
    • B. Dozier: Foul, Ball, Dozier doubled to deep left
    • V. Robles: Ball, Robles grounded out to third, Dozier to third
    • Y. Gomes: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Gomes singled to left, Dozier scored
    • Andrew Stevenson hit for Stephen Strasburg
    • Sam Howard relieved Peter Lambert
    • A. Stevenson: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Stevenson reached on an infield single to shortstop, Gomes to second
    • Tr. Turner: Ball, Foul, Turner grounded into double play third to second to first, Stevenson out at second
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • C. Iannetta: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Iannetta grounded out to pitcher
    • P. Lambert: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Lambert walked
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Story lined out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Lambert Pitching:
    • Tr. Turner: Foul, Turner tripled to deep right
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Eaton walked
    • A. Rendon: Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Rendon struck out swinging
    • J. Soto: Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Soto struck out looking
    • M. Adams: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Eaton stole second, Ball, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Arenado singled to right
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Murphy grounded out to first, Arenado to second
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Desmond popped out to first
    • R. McMahon: McMahon grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • P. Lambert Pitching:
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
    • V. Robles: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Robles struck out looking
    • Y. Gomes: Gomes singled to left
    • S. Strasburg: Strike swinging, Ball, Strasburg grounded out to first
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • P. Lambert: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Lambert struck out looking
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Blackmon doubled to deep right
    • T. Story: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • P. Lambert Pitching:
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Rendon grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Soto: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Soto grounded out to first
    • M. Adams: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Adams struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • D. Murphy: Murphy flied out to left
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Desmond walked
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Desmond stole second, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Iannetta struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Lambert Pitching:
    • V. Robles: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Robles struck out swinging
    • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gomes grounded out to third
    • S. Strasburg: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strasburg singled to center
    • Tr. Turner: Strike looking, Turner reached on an infield single to second, Strasburg to second
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Eaton struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Blackmon flied out to deep center
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Story doubled to left center
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Arenado grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • P. Lambert Pitching:
    • Tr. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Turner homered to center
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Eaton doubled to deep right center
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Strike looking, Rendon grounded out to second, Eaton to third
    • J. Soto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Soto grounded out to second
    • M. Adams: Adams singled to right center, Eaton scored
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Dozier fouled out to catcher
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)