CLEVELAND — Cleveland’s Jake Bauers has hit for the cycle against Detroit.
Bauers doubled in the second inning, then singled and tripled during the Indians’ eight-run fourth. He added a two-run homer in the eighth that went an estimated 406 feet to right field.
The 23-year-old Bauers became the first Cleveland player to hit for the cycle since Rajai Davis on July 2, 2016, at Toronto and the ninth player to hit for the cycle in the team's history.
Bauers, who made his big league debut last year with Tampa Bay, entered Friday’s game hitting just .209.
The Indians had 17 hits in their 13-4 win over the Tigers.
Eight of the 13 runs by the Indians were scored in the fourth inning. A three-run homer from Leonys Martin, a fielding error that sent Francisco Lindor and Oscar Mercado home, and a double from Roberto Perez that sent Carlos Santana and Jose Ramirez home all helped the Tribe take a huge lead over the Tigers.
The Tribe takes on the Tigers again Saturday evening. First pitch is at 6:10 p.m.