Matt Kemp Becomes First Padre to Hit for Cycle - Fueled by Sports

Matt Kemp Becomes First Padre to Hit for Cycle

San Diego Padres outfielder Matt Kemp hit for the cycle on Friday night against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.  The 30-year-old hit a two-run homer in the first inning, singled in the third, doubled in the seventh and finally tripled in the ninth inning.  It was the first cycle in the team’s history.  The Miami Marlins now are the only major league team without a cycle.  The Padres still have one more streak to break, as they’re the only big league team without a no-hitter.

This is Kemp’s first career cycle.  He’s been one hit shy five different times.

You can say this has been the year of the cycle as Kemp joins Brock Holt, Adrian Beltre and Shin-Soo Choo on the list of players to achieve the feat this season.

Kemp has been on a tear lately, hitting in seven straight games and posting a slash of .305/.370/.537 with five home runs and 20 RBIs in 108 plate appearances since the All-Star break.

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