Cody Bellinger became the first rookie to hit for the cycle in Los Angeles Dodgers history in a 7-1 Major League Baseball win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday.
Bellinger is just the ninth Dodger to accomplish the feat — hitting a single, double, triple and home run in one game — in the club’s 128-year history which dates back to their time in Brooklyn, New York.
The last Dodger to do so was orlando Hudson on April 13, 2009.
Bellinger, who turned 22 on Thursday, singled in the first inning, belted a two-run homer in the third, slugged a run-scoring double in the fourth and got his triple on a line drive to right field in the seventh.
The four hits are a career high for Bellinger, who finished four-for-five with three runs-batted-in and two runs scored.
His homer was his 26th of the season, and it sparked a five-run third inning in which all the scoring was done with two outs.
Los Angeles pitcher Alex Wood, a first-time All-Star this year, is now 11-0 on the season and improved his earned run average to 1.56.
He allowed just three hits and one walk in six scoreless innings with four strikeouts.
The Dodgers have the best record in the major leagues, winning 28 of their past 32 games, including eight in a row.
Join GhanaStar.com to receive daily email alerts of breaking news in Ghana. GhanaStar.com is your source for all Ghana News. Get the latest Ghana news, breaking news, sports, politics, entertainment and more about Ghana, Africa and beyond.