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Masahiko Morino was just a double away from the cycle

by on Sep.12, 2010 @ 9:56 pm, under NPB

When Masahiko Morino (CHU) stepped up to the plate in the 7th inning for his fourth at bat of the game, he already had a single (3rd at bat), a triple (2nd at bat), and a homer (1st at bat) under his belt.  All he needed was a double for the cycle.  And as he told fans later on during his hero interview, it was in his mind and he thought he had a good chance.  But it apparently wasn't meant to be as he ended up with an RBI single in his fourth and final at bat of the game (he was thrown out at second on the throw home).

Still a very impressive night: 4-for-4 with 4 RBI and a run scored.