Reds’ Elly De La Cruz hits for cycle in six innings
Posted By: Sophia Andrew
Posted On: June 24, 2023
Elly De La Cruz, a player for the Cincinnati Reds, has been doing really well since he started playing in the Major League Baseball earlier this month. And now, he’s achieved something special.
In the Friday night game against the Atlanta Braves, De La Cruz did something that hasn’t been done by a Reds player in a long time. He hit for the cycle, which means he got a single, a double, a triple, and a home run all in one game. He did this in just six innings!
In the second inning, De La Cruz hit a double. Then in the third inning, he hit a home run that brought in two runs. In the fifth inning, he hit a single and got another run batted in. Finally, in the sixth inning, he hit a triple and got another run batted in. It was an amazing accomplishment for the 21-year-old rookie.
The last time a Reds player hit for the cycle was on June 2, 1989, by Eric Davis. But De La Cruz did it now, and it’s a big deal. Joey Votto, another important player for the team, had already hit two home runs earlier in the game.
De La Cruz ended the game with 4 hits out of 5 at-bats. Before this game, he had already hit two home runs, driven in six runs, and stolen six bases. His batting average was .321, and he had a good on-base percentage and slugging percentage too.
The Cincinnati Reds are doing well this season. They have a record of 41 wins and 35 losses, which puts them in first place in their division, the NL Central. They have also won their last 12 games, which is quite impressive.
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