Former Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich added his name to MLB lore on Wednesday night.
During the Milwaukee Brewers’ 13-12 win (10 innings) over the Cincinnati Reds, Yelich became the second player this MLB season to hit for the cycle and also tied the Brewers’ record for most hits in a game with six.
“It’s one of those things you never really expect to do,” Yelich told reporters after the game. “Obviously, you’ve got to have some luck involved in it; that’s always a factor when you do something like that.”
The breakdown of Yelich’s hits on this night: A single to center field in the first, an infield single in the second, a home run to right in the fifth, a double to left in the sixth, an RBI triple to deep right field in the seventh and another infield single for good measure in the ninth.
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Six at-bats, six hits with three RBI and a pair of runs to show for it.
“I’ve never seen a game like that,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said after the game of Yelich’s. “It was incredible. He’s coming up and you’re thinking he can’t do it again, and he does it again. He did everything tonight, he really did. He’s driving the bus home tonight.”
Yelich became just the second player this season to hit for the cycle, joining the Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts who did so on Aug. 9 against the Toronto Blue Jays.
On the season, his first with Milwaukee after being traded by the Marlins this offseason, Yelich is hitting a career-best .319 with 26 home runs, 75 RBI and 93 runs scored. He has also stolen 14 bases.
The Marlins, meanwhile, remain the only active team in MLB to not have a player hit for the cycle in their franchise’s history.
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