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ARLINGTON, Texas Alex Rios became the seventh Texas Rangers player to hit for the cycle, completing the feat when he tripled to the gap in right-center in the sixth inning Monday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Rios reached the cycle in four at-bats as the Rangers were on their way to a 12-0 rout of the Houston Astros. Rios did not bat in the seventh and was replaced in right field by Engel Beltre to start the eighth inning.
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. There have been eight cycles in overall franchise history, as Jim King did it for the Washington Senators on May 26, 1964 against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Adrian 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 before the top of the seventh inning.
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All @arios51 needed to hit for the cycle was a triple and he got it! http://t.co/u3Ub0T5Bwl — MLB (@MLB) September 24, 2013 Pretty impressive for Alex Rios to pick up the cycle on his first four at bats. He finished his night 4-for-4 with three runs and four RBI. He joins Mike Trout and Brandon Barnes as the only players to hit for the cycle this season. Just an all around nice...
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