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Davis hits for cycle, raises average to .425

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J.D. Davis' ridiculously hot stretch continued on Thursday night as he hit for the cycle in Triple-A Fresno's 9-6 win over El Paso.

Not only did the Astros' No. 9 prospect put together a perfect 4-for-4 night with five RBIs, but he also took over the MiLB hitting lead as he boosted his average to .425.

J.D. Davis' ridiculously hot stretch continued on Thursday night as he hit for the cycle in Triple-A Fresno's 9-6 win over El Paso.

Not only did the Astros' No. 9 prospect put together a perfect 4-for-4 night with five RBIs, but he also took over the MiLB hitting lead as he boosted his average to .425.

"I couldn't believe I did it as I was rounding the bases," Davis told MiLB.com "It was really a great feeling." 

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The 25-year-old got off to a fast start as he drove in two runs with a triple in the first. He walked in the third, collected an RBI single in the fourth, drove in a run with a double in the sixth and capped his evening with his fourth homer of the season in the ninth.

"I had a feeling, but I wasn't totally sure what they ruled [the first-inning triple]," Davis told MiLB.com. "I saw they scored it that in the fifth and I thought, 'Wow, now I've got a chance at this.' When I got up in the ninth, I was trying for [the cycle,] but also wanting to stay with my gameplan. It's very rare to be in that situation, but I also didn't want to get too jacked up. I got a good pitch up in the zone and didn't try to get too aggressive with it." 

Davis began the season with the Astros, hitting .250 in nine games before he was optioned to the Grizzlies on April 12.

Since arriving in Fresno, all he's done is hit. Davis has hits in 24 of the 31 games he's played in with the Grizzlies, and after hitting .359 through 16 games in April, he's hitting a ridiculous .492 through 16 games in May.

Davis completes cycle

With multiple hits in nine of his past 14 games, it appears as if Davis has solved Triple-A pitching and is ready for another shot in the Majors once a roster spot opens up in Houston.

William Boor is a reporter for MLB Pipeline. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor.