Charlie Blackmon Hits for the Cycle (Giuseppe)

The fourth cycle of the 2018 Major League Baseball season came on Game No. 162 and it came from none other than Colorado Rockies superstar centerfielder Charlie Blackmon during Sunday’s 12-0 win over the Washington Nationals in Coors Field.

With the Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers tied for the National League West Division title going into the final game, Colorado needed the edge going into the must-win matchup and Blackmon definitely played his part. After hitting a triple in the bottom of the first inning, a two-run home run in the third, a single to lead off the fifth, and a double in the eighth, Blackmon had hit for the first cycle of his career.

Prior to Blackmon’s cycle, the feat has been achieved three times in 2018, by Mookie Betts and Christian Yelich twice. Blackmon is also the only player to ever hit for the cycle on Game 162.

Following Blackmon’s incredible performance, his season stats now have Blackmon sitting with a .289/.356/.501 slash line with 29 home runs, 70 RBI, 119 runs scored, and 12 stolen bases in 692 plate appearances.

Because the Dodgers won their game against the San Francisco Giants 15-0, the Rockies and Dodgers will have a tiebreaking Game 163 to decide who wins the division, and who settles for the wild card. It is also worth noting that after the Brewers and Cubs won their respective games today, they will also play a Game 163 to determine the division.

What a day for baseball! Make sure you tune in tomorrow for Game 163, where the National League West and the National League Central, along with both National League Wild Card spots, will be determined.

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