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Rockies Michael Cuddyer Hits For 2nd Cycle

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Michael CuddyerIn the second game of the Colorado Rockies double header against the Cincinnati Reds, which the Rockies would win 10-5, Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer hit for the second cycle of his career, whil also becoming the first player to hit for the cycle in the 2014 season.

Cuddyer hit a triple in the 1st inning against Reds starter Dylan Axelrod, then homered off of Axelrod in the 6th inning. Cuddyer hit a single off of Carlos Contreras in the 7th inning of the contest before completing the cycle by hitting a double in the 8th inning off of Manny Parra. Cuddyer also struck out in the 3rd inning, finishing the game 4-5 while hitting for the cycle.

This is the 2nd time Cuddyer has hit for the cycle in his career, first accomplishing the feat in May of 2009 while a member of the Minnesota Twins. Cuddyer becomes the 7th player in Rockies history to hit for the cycle and first since Carlos Gonzalez who did it in 2010.

Other Rockies players to have hit for the cycle are Dante Bichette in 1998, Neifi Perez in 1999, Mike Lansing in 2000, and Troy Tulowitzki in 2009.

Cuddyer came into the double header on Sunday hitting .317/.366/.500 with 5 homeruns. Cuddyer, now 35 years old, had only played in 31 games this season before the double header, as he has struggled with nagging shoulder issues for the majority of this season.

The Rockies certainly have a lot to be desired from this season, which can only be classified as a disappointment, but at least now the Rockies have something to hang their hat on for the 2014 season before they go back to the drawing board in preparation for the 2015 campaign where the Rockies certainly hope to enjoy more success than they did this year.

 

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