Trea Turner hits for third Nationals cycle ever, knocks in seven runs in wild game

Nationals youngster Trea Turner had what could be called a career day in Coors Field on Tuesday night. Let's run through it by plate appearance: 

  1. Turner singled to right field in the first inning. He would end up scoring on a Bryce Harper double.
  2. In the second inning, Turner doubled to left field, plating two runs. 
  3. In the fourth, he lined out to center. 
  4. In the sixth, Turner cranked a two-run home run. 
  5. In the seventh, Turner stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and tripled home all three runners. 
  6. He grounded out to short in the ninth. Bummer. 

Still Turner went nuts as his team went on to beat the Rockies 15-12 in a game where pitching was missing in action. That's four hits, including a double, triple and home run (that's hitting for the cycle, people) along with four runs scored and seven RBI. Holy smokes, that's a lot of fantasy points, right? 

Here's the cycle: 

Turner's cycle is the third in Nationals history, after Cristian Guzman (Aug. 28, 2008) and Brad Wilkerson (April 6, 2005). It was the ninth cycle in "franchise history," including everything from the Expos era.

Have a day, Trea, have a day. 

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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