Jake Bauers becomes the first Cleveland Indians player to hit for the cycle since Rajai Davis hit for the cycle in the 2016 season. After a two-run home run in the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers, the Indians designated hitter accomplished a feat only two others have this year of hitting for the cycle.
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This cycle comes less than twenty-four hours since Shohei Ohtani became the first Japanese born MLB player to hit for the cycle. The last time a back-to-back cycle happened was in 1912 featuring Tris Speaker. Also, Ohtani was only the second player to complete the cycle since Jorge Polanco did it earlier this season. Bauers becomes the eighth player in Indians franchise history to accomplish this feat.
In the second inning, Bauers doubled in his first plate appearance of the game scoring Jason Kipnis. In the fourth inning, Bauers turned around and singled back to Ryan Carpenter on the mound and then later tripled to keep eliminating the remaining parts of the cycle. In the eighth inning, Bauers completed the cycle after hitting a two-run home run for the Indians.
Bauers was a part of the three-team trade that sent Edwin Encarnacion to the Seattle Mariners, Yandy Diaz and Cole Sulser to the Tampa Bay Rays back in the winter of 2018. Since then, Bauers has appeared in sixty-three games for the Indians in the 2019 season. During 2019, he has managed a .209/.294/.346 slash line with a .640 OPS and seven home runs and twenty-two RBI for the Tribe.