ARLINGTON, Texas Alex Rios became the seventh Texas Ranger to hit for the cycle when he tripled to the gap in right-center on Monday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Rios accomplished the feat in four at-bats, and in just six innings as the Rangers were on their way to routing the Houston Astros. The Rangers led 12-0 after six innings.
Rios doubled to left field in the first inning, reached on an infield single in the third inning and homered to left-center in the fourth inning.
His triple in the sixth inning made him the first Ranger to hit for the cycle since teammate Adrian Beltre accomplished the feat on Aug. 24 of last season.
Beltre was the next batter following Rios' triple and scored him with a sacrifice fly.
Rios received a standing ovation from the 33,743 in attendance when he jogged out to take his position in right field in the bottom of the sixth.
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