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Verdugo hits for the cycle for Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga

Dodgers' No. 7 prospect thumps a triple in the eighth inning to complete the feat for Quakes
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Alex Verdugo had a game to remember Wednesday, hitting for the cycle as part of a 4-for-4 performance -- his second career four-hit game -- in Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga's 10-2 win over Lancaster.

The Dodgers No. 7 prospect got the home run out of the way in his first at-bat, taking Lancaster starter Keean Yuhl deep to center field in the second inning. The home run was Verdugo's seventh of the season and second since joining Rancho Cucamonga.

Alex Verdugo had a game to remember Wednesday, hitting for the cycle as part of a 4-for-4 performance -- his second career four-hit game -- in Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga's 10-2 win over Lancaster.

The Dodgers No. 7 prospect got the home run out of the way in his first at-bat, taking Lancaster starter Keean Yuhl deep to center field in the second inning. The home run was Verdugo's seventh of the season and second since joining Rancho Cucamonga.

The 19-year-old center fielder collected a single in the third inning, walked in the fifth and then led off the seventh with a double, leaving him with one final at-bat to accomplish the feat. Sure enough, Verdugo came through in the eighth inning with a bases-clearing triple to center field. He finished the game with two runs scored and four RBIs.

The 2014 second-rounder has put together an impressive first full professional season, batting .303 with 61 runs scored, 39 extra-base hits, 51 RBIs and 13 steals in 114 games between Class A Great Lakes and Rancho Cucamonga.

He's been red hot since moving up to the California League earlier this month, batting .366 with 11 runs scored, nine extra-base hits and nine RBIs in 13 games for the Quakes.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com.

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