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Prospect Polanco nearly completes cycle

Despite Tuesday's game being shortened to six innings by rain, outfielder Gregory Polanco collected four hits and finished a home run shy of the cycle. Led by the Pirates' No. 1 prospect, Triple-A Indianapolis defeated Pawtucket, 6-2.

Polanco, ranked No. 12 on's Top 100 prospects list, went 4-for-4 with a double, a triple and two runs Tuesday. It was his third four-hit game of the season.

Polanco began his night with a double in the first inning and tripled in the second. He added singles in the fourth and the sixth. He would have had at least one more chance to try for the cycle if rain hadn't washed out the final three innings.

In 37 games this season, Polanco is hitting .378 with a 1.061 OPS. He leads the International League in both categories, as well as on-base percentage (.439), slugging percentage (.622), hits (56), runs (28) and RBIs (35).

JR Radcliffe is a contributor to Teddy Cahill is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill.
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