Altuve skips ‘Green Monster’ and gets his first cycling hit

Jose Altuve (Houston Astros) achieved his first hit for the cycle (cycling hit) in 1,640 major league games.

Altuve started as the first batter and second baseman in the 2023 American Professional Baseball Major League visiting game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, on the 29th (Korean time), and scored 4 hits and 4 RBIs in 6 at-bats.

He completed the hit for the cycle by collecting four hits, a single, double, triple and home run.

Altuve struck out in the first at-bat in the first inning, but in the third inning, he hit Chris Sale’s slider and hit a double that flew toward right field, opening the door to a new record.

Altuve, who hit left-handed in the 5th inning, continued his hitting streak with a triple that hit the ‘Green Monster’ in the middle left of Fenway Park’s outfield in the 6th inning.

Altuve returned with a ground ball to first base in the 7th inning, but in the 8th inning, with 1 out and 1 base, he attacked Kyle Berakloff’s 146 km/h fastball and drew a two-run arch over the wall in the middle left, filling the last piece of the hit for the cycle completion. The shot, which flew 128m at a launch angle of 33 degrees, far surpassed the 11.3m tall Green Monster.토토사이트

In an interview with the Associated Press after the game, Altuve said, “When I entered the plate in the 8th inning, I knew there was only a home run left to hit for the cycle, but I didn’t want to hit it differently than usual.” “he said.

In the major leagues this year, a total of five players, including Altuve, achieved hit for the cycle.

It has been 10 years since Brandon Barnes in 2013 that a Houston hitter succeeded in hitting for the cycle.

Houston defeated Boston 13-5 with the help of Altuve.

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