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Aaron Hill: Arizona Diamondbacks 2nd Baseman Completes 2nd Cycle of Month

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 15:  Aaron Hill #2 of the Arizona Diamondbacks watches the flight of his batted ball as he hits a three run home run to left field against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the sixth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 15, 2012 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Golden/Getty Images)
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Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IJune 30, 2012

Hitting for the cycle once is an accomplishment in itself. 

But hitting for the cycle twice in the same month? Now that's just ridiculous.

Per MLB.com, in a Friday night matchup against the Milwaukee Brewers, Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill hit for the cycle for the second time in 12 days, capped off by a run-scoring triple in the sixth inning.

He started the game off with a double in the first inning, singled in the third inning, and hit a two-run home run in the fourth. This came after Hill accomplished the feat on June 18 against the Seattle Mariners.

Getting traded by the Toronto Blue Jays last season appeared to reignite Hill. He was hitting .225 for the Blue Jays before the Arizona acquisition, and went on to hit .315 in 33 games for the Diamondbacks the rest of the way in 2011.

Heading into Friday's game, Hill was hitting .293 with 10 home runs, 35 RBI and 33 runs this season. The 13th overall pick in the 2003 MLB draft has suddenly found the bat he once had in Toronto as the Diamondbacks try to catch up to the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.

Interestingly enough, the Blue Jays are currently starting Kelly Johnson at second base, who is hitting .242 for the year. Funny how things happen sometimes.

Whatever funk Hill was in with the Blue Jays in 2011, it hasn't followed him to Arizona, and the Diamondbacks couldn't be happier.

 

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