June 18, 2012 in Sports

Hill’s cycle leads D-backs past M’s

John Marshall Associated Press
 
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Arizona Diamondbacks’ Willie Bloomquist knocks the ball away from Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero while scoring during the first inning of an interleague baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2012, in Phoenix.
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PHOENIX - Aaron Hill hit a solo homer in the seventh inning to become the fifth Arizona player to hit for the cycle, lifting the Diamondbacks to a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.

Hill hit a single in the first inning off Hector Noesi (2-8), added a triple in the third and a double off the Mariners starter in the fifth. He finished it off in style, hitting a one-out, solo homer off Shawn Kelley in the seventh for the majors’ second cycle this season. New York Mets outfielder Scott Hairston had the other one, against the Colorado Rockies on April 27

It was the first cycle by a Diamondbacks player since Kelly Johnson did it against San Francisco on July 23, 2010.

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