Astros rookie OF Brandon Barnes hits for cycle

Astros rookie OF Brandon Barnes hits for cycle

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HOUSTON, TX - JULY 19: Brandon Barnes #2 of the Houston Astros celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the second inning against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on July19, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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The Associated Press

Posted on July 20, 2013 at 11:44 AM

HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston rookie outfielder Brandon Barnes has hit for the cycle against the Seattle Mariners.

Barnes hit a solo homer in the second inning and had a run-scoring triple in the fourth on Friday night. He singled in the sixth inning and completed the cycle with a sharp groundball double down the right field line in the eighth inning.

It is the eighth time an Astro has hit for the cycle and the first time since Luke Scott did it on May 28, 2006, against Arizona.

The center fielder is the first right-handed hitter to accomplish the feat since Craig Biggio did it on April 8, 2002, at Colorado.

Barnes pumped his fist after he beat the throw into second base on his double.

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