The Milwaukee Brewers won Wednesday night’s game by a score of 13-12 after 10 innings in Cincinnati, but the even bigger story is not about the teams. It is about one particular player on the Milwaukee Brewers, Christian Yelich.
Christian Yelich had a career night on Wednesday in which he went 6-6 with 3 singles, a double, a triple, and a 2-run home run en route to completing the second cycle of the 2018 season (with the first coming from Mookie Betts against the Toronto Blue Jays).
Christian Yelich became just the eighth Milwaukee Brewers player to ever hit for the cycle, and the first since George Kottaras on Sept. 3, 2011, against the Houston Astros. Yelich is also just the fourth player in the Live Ball Era (since 1920) to have six hits in a cycle, joining Ian Kinsler (2009), Rondell White (1995) and Bobby Beach (1920), according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
Christian Yelich has become just the 78th player since 1900 to go 6-for-6 in a game and is now hitting .319/.380/.563 and has played himself into the Most Valuable Player Award discussion.