Barnes' cycle first for Astros since Rays' Scott
TORONTO -- Houston's Brandon Barnes hit for the cycle on Friday night, becoming the first Astros player to turn the trick since Luke Scott in his second big league season.
Scott's cycle came on July 28, 2006, when the Astros lost, 8-7, to the Diamondbacks in 11 innings.
After grounding out in his first at-bat the day, Scott hit a three-run homer. He followed with a triple, then a double, leaving him a single shy when he hit in the ninth inning. He grounded out, but got another opportunity in 11th and came through with a single.
"It was my first Major League home run," Scott said when asked if he remembered his cycle. "And everything kind of unfolded so fast, hit homer, a triple, a double. Then base hit and I finally realized, I'd hit for the cycle."
Scott extended his career-high hitting streak to 12 games with an eighth-inning single in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Blue Jays.