Rangers 3B Beltre hits for cycle

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre hit for the cycle in Friday's 8-0 win against the Minnesota Twins.

Beltre stroked an RBI triple in the first inning, added a run-scoring double to left field in the second and then led off the fifth with his 24th homer of the year, a blast to left field. He completed the sixth cycle in Rangers history by grounding a single into right field with one out in the seventh inning.

This is the second cycle in Beltre's career. His first came Sept. 1, 2008 at Rangers Ballpark when he played for the Seattle Mariners.

Matt Harrison, who lost a no-hitter in the seventh inning of Friday's game, was the starting pitcher for the Rangers the night Beltre had his first cycle.