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Michael Cuddyer hits for the cycle

Cuddyer produced the seventh cycle in Rockies history.

Dustin Bradford

DENVER -- Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer completed a cycle with a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning of the team's game against the Reds on Sunday.

Cuddyer got the hardest part of the cycle out of the way in the first inning, tripling on a line drive to right field that was misplayed by Jay Bruce. After striking out in the third, Cuddyer homered in the sixth and singled in the seventh.

The cycle is the second of Cuddyer's career. He first accomplished the feat while with the Twins on May 22, 2009 against the Brewers.

The Rockies now have seven cycles in franchise history. Before Cuddyer achieved it on Sunday, the last Rockies player to hit for the cycle was Carlos Gonzalez, whose famous third-deck, walk-off home run completed the feat on July 31, 2010 against the Cubs.

The cycle-achieving two-bagger gave the Rockies a 9-5 lead, one that was extended to 10-5 before the eighth inning ended. Colorado held on to win by that same score.