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Adrian Beltre hits for the cycle against the Twins

Aug 24, 2012, 10:21 PM EDT

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While Matt Harrison‘s no-hit bid was broken up with two outs in the seventh inning tonight against the Twins, the fans at the Ballpark in Arlington still got to witness a little history.

Adrian Beltre hit for his second career cycle as part of an 8-0 victory. He had an RBI triple in the bottom of the first inning, an RBI double in the second, a solo homer in the fifth and a single in the seventh to finish it off. He’s the third player to hit for the cycle this season, joining Scott Hairston and Aaron Hill (twice).

Beltre previously hit for the cycle on September 1, 2008 as a member of the Mariners. Interestingly enough, it happened against the Rangers and the opposing pitcher that day was Harrison.

This has been a big week for Beltre, who now has four straight multi-hit games. He hit three home runs against the Orioles on Wednesday.

  1. beefytrout - Aug 24, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    No other way to put it: Beltre is in Beast Mode right now.

  2. spudatx - Aug 24, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    The Twins were showing some real promise a few weeks ago. … I miss those days.

  3. hittfamily - Aug 24, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    Congrats. I was thinking cycle tonight. Zobrist started the game Homer triple, double, but couldn’t get the easiest ones. Something interesting happened though. He blooped one to center with Longo on 1st. Coco Crisp made a nice shoestring running catch. Longo had to go less than halfway because he is hurt. If that ball bounces, Crisp easlily throws him out at second. It got me thinking. How much would it suck to miss out on the cycle because of the old 8 -6 fielders choice

    • hittfamily - Aug 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM

      woops. not “Homer triple, double”. My hands work faster than my mind does (whatever, the gals used to love it). He had a homer, then triple. He missed the 2 easy ones.

  4. raysfan1 - Aug 24, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    That’s, what, 23 players with 2 or more cycles in a career?

  5. churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 24, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    Most underrated player in the game today?

    • dondada10 - Aug 24, 2012 at 11:10 PM

      Toss up between him and Paul Konerko.

      • dondada10 - Aug 24, 2012 at 11:16 PM

        On edit, I don’t know if Giancarlo Stanton gets the respect he deserves.

      • hittfamily - Aug 24, 2012 at 11:36 PM

        Who is the best 2nd baseman since 2008 according to fangraphs? Can he play the outfield. Has he played SS this year? Cano? Pedroia? Kinsleer? Uggla? Nope.

        It is the guy that Harold Reynolds left out of his TOP 15 2ND BASEMAN FOR 2012. The guy who had to get a vote-in runoff by the fans to be the last allstar, in his 1 and only all star appearance). None other than the Zorilla. Also, best nickname considering todays nicknames only consist of the players first letter of his name, combined with the first syllable of his last name. I even heard heard Jose Molina called JayMo by Maddon tonight.

        The dude can play any position on the field, and could hit 1-5 on any team in baseball. Ask your neighbor west of the Mississippi if he’s ever heard of him.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 25, 2012 at 12:23 AM

        Who is the best 2nd baseman since 2008 according to fangraphs? Can he play the outfield. Has he played SS this year? Cano? Pedroia? Kinsleer? Uggla? Nope.

        Utley – 27.6
        Pedroia – 25.9
        Zobrist – 24.7
        Kinsler – 24.0
        Cano – 22.0

        http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=2b&stats=bat&lg=all&qual=y&type=8&season=2012&month=0&season1=2008&ind=0&team=0&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0

  6. coloradostupid - Aug 24, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    OK, so remind me again why the Red Sox traded Beltre, who was having a mega season at 3rd, a few years back? They got A Gonz – put him at 1st, sent Youk to 3rd? You can see where they all are now. And Beltre is having the last laugh. WTF are the Red Sox doing?

    • dondada10 - Aug 24, 2012 at 11:12 PM

      They didn’t trade him. He left in free agency.

  7. bowwserr - Aug 24, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    He is also only the second player in history to hit for the cycle for and against the same team. Pretty cool stuff.

    • beefytrout - Aug 24, 2012 at 11:44 PM

      Even cooler – Matt Harrison was the Rangers starting pitcher in both of those games.

  8. lewp - Aug 24, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    Me and my high school buddy saw this game tonight in Arlington..the funny thing happened…right before Beltre hit his homerun, I told my buddy I was making the call, and Beltre was about to send it in the seats, which he did…
    Great game tonight…almost saw a no hitter to boot…good times! Go Rangers!

  9. cowboys8819 - Aug 24, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    Getting hot at the right time, just hope it carries on for the remainder of the season! Let’s Go Rangers!

  10. biffnasty - Aug 25, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    He must be using PED’s

  11. metroplexfrog - Aug 26, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Beltre en fuego. The best fielding 3rd baseman in the game. Harry pitched a super game, as well.

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