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D-backs’ Hill hits for cycle against Mariners

Arizona Diamondbacks’ second baseman Aaron Hill is on a
— adding a storied baseball milestone to his résumé.

The D-backs’ infielder hit for his first career cycle
in a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners Monday.

Needing a home run to complete the cycle, Hill took
reliever Shawn Kelley deep in the seventh inning with a

Hill had already singled in the first inning, tripled in
the third and doubled in the fifth, all off Mariners
starter Hector Noesi.

Hill is the first D-backs player to hit for the cycle
Kelly Johnson did it against the San Francisco Giants on
July 23, 2010.

He is also the fifth player in franchise history to
accomplish the feat, joining the likes of Stephen Drew,
Colbrunn and Luis Gonzalez.

Luis Gonzalez’s Cycle

July 5, 2000 – Arizona 12, Houston 9

Inning At-Bat Pitcher Faced
1st Double to RF Shane Reynolds
3rd Single to RF Shane Reynolds
4th Grounded out
to 1st
Shane Reynolds
6th Struck out looking Shane Reynolds
8th Triple to LF/CF Marc Valdes
9th HR (solo) Doug Henry

Greg Colbrunn’s Cycle

September 18, 2002 – Arizona 10, San Diego

Inning At-Bat Pitcher Faced
1st Single to CF Oliver Perez
3rd Struck Out Oliver Perez
4th HR (2-run) Oliver Perez
6th Double to LF/CF Dennis Tankersley
7th HR (2-run) Doug Nickle
9th Triple to RF Jonathan Johnson

Stephen Drew’s Cycle

September 1, 2008- Arizona 8, St. Louis 6

Inning At-Bat Pitcher Faced
1st Single to LF Joel Pineiro
3rd Triple to CF Joel Pineiro
5th HR (solo) Joel Pineiro
7th Double to LF Kyle McClellan
8th Double to RF Brad Thompson

Kelly Johnson’s Cycle

July 23, 2010 – San Francisco 7, Arizona

Inning At-Bat Pitcher Faced
1st HR (solo) Jonathan Sanchez
3rd Hit by pitch Jonathan Sanchez
5th Double to RF Jonathan Sanchez
6th Triple to LF/CF Santiago Casilla
8th Single to RF Sergio Romo

Aaron Hill’s Cycle

June 18, 2012 – Arizona 7, Seattle 1

Inning At-Bat Pitcher Faced
1st Single to LF Hector Noesi
3rd Triple to CF Hector Noesi
5th Double to LF Hector Noesi
7th HR to LF/CF Shawn Kelly