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Why Hitting for the Cycle is Overrated

Tonight, Adrian Beltre went 4 for 5 with 2 HR's, a triple, a single, 6 RBI's and 3 runs scored.  He'll get less press for this than the next guy to hit for the cycle will, yet Beltre had a better night - by 2 bases - than a guy who "just" hits for the cycle. 

The cycle is cool, and a great achievement.  But it's more of a statistical oddity than a particularly noteworthy thing.  A 3HR game, or a game like Beltre's, should be more celebrated than the cycle.

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