Rangers’ Gomez hits MLB’s 3rd cycle of 2017

Make that two cycles in the same week.

Carlos Gomez became the third player this season to accomplish the feat, hitting a 427-foot home run in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday off Los Angeles Angeles reliever Jose Valdez.

San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers and Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner are the other players to hit for the cycle this season, both doing so in the hitter-friendly confines of Coors Field in Colorado. Myers’ came on April 10 and Turner completed the feat Tuesday.

Impressively, it was the second cycle of Gomez’s career and the first cycle hit by a Rangers player since Adrian Beltre in 2015. Gomez did it the first time as a 22-year-old in 2008 with the Minnesota Twins, becoming the fifth player in major-league history to hit a reverse natural cycle (home run, triple, double, single).

In his first at-bat Saturday, he doubled, losing one of his cleats in the process. He followed that with a single, an RBI triple in the bottom of the fifth, and finally a two-run blast in his last plate appearance.

The three cycles so far in 2017 have already tied last year’s total – and it’s only May.

(Video courtesy: MLB.com)

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