History continues to be made in Cleveland sports, and not just on the basketball court.
Facing off against the Toronto Blue Jays, center fielder Rajai Davis used a ninth-inning single that allowed him to hit for the reverse cycle. Davis hit a home run in the first inning, triple in the third, double in the seventh and then the single in the ninth. It is the first reverse cycle since 2013 and just the sixth time in MLB history.
As far as this season is concerned, Davis’ cycle is only the second of the season, with Atlanta Braves first basemen Freddie Freeman claiming the first on June 15. Davis’ cycle also ended the drought against Toronto, which hadn’t allowed one since 1990, with Kansas City’s George Brett being the last to accomplish such a feat against them.
Davis’s cycle, which was the eighth in Indians history, was not enough to overcome the Toronto Blue Jays, who emerged with a 9-6 victory while putting an end to Cleveland’s 14-game winning streak and the Indians first loss since the Cleveland Cavs won the NBA title. Prior to the loss, the team’s consecutive victory streak was the longest in franchise history. The Indians are putting together a solid season thus far, and still sit atop the Central Divison in the American League Standings.