The bottom-ranked Cincinnati Reds beat the first-ranked Milwaukee Brewers in three games in 28 runs to win the streak that ended Wednesday. In that series finale – a 14-11 win for the hosting Reds – Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich offered some comfort to his team by scoring for the cycle.
Yelich, who ended up going 4-5 with three RBI and two runs scored on Day 4, hit a ground-rule double in the first; homered in the third; and isolated in the fifth. Then Yelich tripled in the ninth to complete the cycle:
This third career cycle puts him at the top of all time with John Reilly, Bob Meusel, Babe Herman, Adrián Beltré and Trea Turner. However, Yelich has the distinction of having completed all three of his record-breaking three cycles against the Reds (he previously raced against Cincy in August 2019 and then in September of the same year). However, the previous two were a winning attempt.
Yelich, 30, came into this game with a slightly disappointing .234/.339/.411 slash for the season, but now those numbers have risen to .259/.356/.482. Yelich hasn’t made it to the peak of 2017-18 in recent years — the peak that led to his $215 million extension at Milwaukee — but on Wednesday he provided a small reminder of his MVP cap the plate.
The Brewers maintain a 2 1/2 game lead over the Cardinals in the NL Central. The Reds have now won four of their last six, having started the season with a 3-22 mark.
https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/brewers-christian-yelich-becomes-first-mlb-player-to-hit-for-cycle-three-times-against-same-opponent/ Brewers’ Christian Yelich is the first MLB player to score three times against the same opponent for a cycle