Adrian Beltre hits for cycle in Texas | Baseball Notebook
Adrian Beltre completed his second career cycle minutes after Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison lost his no-hit bid in an 8-0 win over Minnesota on Friday.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Adrian Beltre was thinking about the possibility of being part of a no-hitter. He didn't think about hitting for the cycle until his final at-bat.
Beltre completed his second career cycle with a seventh-inning single, minutes after Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison lost his no-hit bid in an 8-0 win over Minnesota Friday night.
After an RBI triple in the first inning, his first three-base hit in two years, Beltre had an RBI double in the second and led off the fifth with a home run before singling in the seventh.
His other cycle came for the Mariners and was also at Rangers Ballpark, on Sept. 1, 2008. He had three hits that night off Harrison.
Beltre said it would have been impossible for a cycle off Harrison on this night.
"No chance," he said. "Maybe one, one little blooper."
Over the past four games, Beltre is 12 for 18 with five homers, three doubles and a triple.
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