Worth noting

Worth noting

Nelson Cruz is 5-for-15 with a home run and four RBIs in his first four games of advanced instructional league. Cruz is playing in the instructional league while serving is 50-game suspension and would be eligible to play on Monday if there is a Wild Card tie-breaker game.

Alex Rios hit for the cycle on Monday while Derek Holland was throwing a shutout. It's only the fifth time in Major League history that a pitcher has thrown a shutout while a teammate was hitting for the cycle.

• Holland faced 14 different hitters in the shutout, the first time that has happened in club history.

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