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Carlos Gonzalez hits for the cycle in heroic fashion

Jul 31, 2010, 11:17 PM EDT

Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez hit for the cycle in the Rockies' 6-5 defeat of the Cubs on Saturday, and he accomplished the home run part of the feat with a walkoff blast. He singled in the first inning...

Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez hit for the cycle in the Rockies’ 6-5 defeat of the Cubs on Saturday, and he accomplished the home run part of the feat with a walkoff blast.

He singled in the first inning, tripled in the third, doubled in the fifth and then ended the night with a solo shot to deep right field in the bottom of the ninth.  He is the sixth player in Rockies history to pull off all of those hits in the same game and the first player to end a cycle with a walkoff home run since Dwight Evans in 1984.  Thanks, STATS LLC.

Gonzalez is having an incredible 2010 and seems to get better each night.  Through 383 at-bats this season, he is batting .321/.350/.554 with 21 homers, 68 RBI and 15 stolen bases.  The Rockies, meanwhile, have climbed to 5.5 games back of the Giants in the hunt for the National League Wild Card.  They trail the NL West-leading Padres by 7.5 games.

  1. rx - Aug 1, 2010 at 12:24 AM

    Guy’s gonna be a star. Too bad he’ll be a Yankee in 3 yrs.

  2. Dwight Evans Mustache - Aug 1, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Got a stolen base too!
    He came over in the Matt Holliday trade, right? That trade seems to have worked out quite well for Colorado.

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