Hill's cycle sends D-backs past Seattle 7-1
Monday, June 18, 2012
PHOENIX (AP) -- 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.