Third baseman hits for cycle, passes Crawford on historic night.
For the sixth time in 2017, a cycle was reached in Major League Baseball. That sixth cycle was courtesy of Rays third baseman Evan Longoria on Tuesday night in Houston. It was also just the second time in team history such a feat was accomplished. The last time was Melvin Upton (then B.J.) who did it in October of 2009.
The historic feat came in a 6-4 win over the Astros. The night prior, the Rays lost in lop-sided fashion, 14-7. A win that came on a night when both the Yankees and Royals also lost. New York and Kansas City are currently sitting just ahead of the Rays in the wild card spots in the AL.
Longoria’s cycle started with a two-run home run (his 17th) in the first inning. The triple was out of the way by the third, a single in the seventh, and finished it off with a double in the ninth that was initially called an out. Replay would fix that and send Longoria into the record books.
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Crawford in the rear view.
Longoria also continued his climb up the all-time franchise list. In the win Tuesday night, he scored his 766th run of his career, passing Carl Crawford to claim the top of the all-time runs scored list in team history.