Bellinger 1st Dodger rookie to hit for cycle
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.