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Corey Seager almost hit for the home run cycle


As we mentioned in the recaps, Corey Seager had himself a whale of a night last night, hitting three homers and driving in six. But he almost did something more amazing than that: hitting for the home run cycle.

The home run cycle — which is sort of not a real thing, at least in the majors, but which sounds cool — is hitting a solo shot, a two-run shot, a three-run shot and a grand slam. Seager did the first three via a two-run homer in the first inning, a solo homer in the fourth and a three-run homer in the fifth. Then, in the sixth, he came up with the bases loaded and . . . hit a drive to the wall.

That would’ve been cool. I mean, it still was cool, but the grand slam on top of it all would’ve been majorly cool.

Reds claim Kennys Vargas off waivers from Twins

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The Twins’ Dustin Morse announced on Thursday that the Reds claimed first baseman Kennys Vargas off waivers. The Twins had designated him for assignment last Friday.

Vargas was a man without a spot on the Twins’ roster as he has only played first base and DH, but the club has Joe Mauer and Logan Morrison for those spots. The Reds aren’t much better as Joey Votto lays claim to first base and there is no DH in the National League. Vargas switch-hits and has some power, so he will presumably provide that off the bench for the Reds.

Across parts of four seasons in the majors, Vargas has hit .252/.311/.437 with 35 home runs and 116 RBI in 859 plate appearances.