Freddie Freeman Hits for Cycle

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 15: Freddie Freeman #5 of the Atlanta Braves reacts after hitting a solo homer in the sixth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Turner Field on June 15, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman hit for the cycle Wednesday night at Turner Field.

It took him 13 innings to accomplish the rare feat—and took his team just as long to beat the Cincinnati Reds. Freeman doubled in the third, tripled in the fourth, homered in the sixth, and singled in the eleventh. He added another single in the twelfth until instant replay took it away. Freeman went four-for-seven, scoring two runs and driving in one.

The achievement almost went for nothing. The Reds grabbed an 8-6 lead in the thirteenth after six stalemated innings. But the Braves came back for a walk-off win in the bottom of the inning.

The cycle comes as this season’s first and the first for the Braves since Mark Kotsay did it in 2008 against the Chicago Cubs.

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