Bellinger 1st Dodger rookie to hit for cy­cle

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - SPORTS - FROM WIRE RE­PORTS

MI­AMI — Cody Bellinger be­came the first rookie in Dodgers his­tory to hit for the cy­cle when he tripled in the sev­enth in­ning Satur­day against the Mi­ami Mar­lins.

Bellinger sin­gled in the first in­ning, hit a two-run homer in the third and added an RBI dou­ble in the fourth. His triple barely cleared the glove of right fielder Gian­carlo Stan­ton, who tried to mak­ing a run­ning back­handed catch, and Bellinger reached third stand­ing up.

Bellinger be­came the third Dodger to hit for the cy­cle since the team moved to Los An­ge­les, and the first since Or­lando Hud­son on April 13, 2009. Bellinger is the ninth player in fran­chise his­tory to hit for the cy­cle.

The 21-year-old first base­man was pro­moted to Los An­ge­les from Ok­la­homa City in late April. In 18 games with OKC, Bellinger bat­ted .343 with a 1.055 OPS, five home runs and 15 RBI. He walked nine times but struck out 22 times. He’s also 7 for 7 on stolen-base at­tempts.


Los An­ge­les Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger be­came the first Dodger’s rookie to hit for the cy­cle on Satur­day.

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