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Troy Tulowitzki’s Cycle a Mockery of Hallowed Baseball Record

August 11, 2009 by Johnny Lawrence 

Similar to the fame gained from sluggers using performance-enhancing drugs, Troy Tulowitzki's cycle Monday night was cemented by rule bending.

But this deceit was not his own creation.

The Rockies shortstop homered in the first inning, struck a single in the next frame, then doubled in the fourth leaving him just a triple shy of the cycle.

In his fourth at-bat, Tulowitzki torched a pitch down the left field line.

As the play developed, it was clear from the get-go he would easily coast into second for a double.

But then Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano bobbled the ball, triggering in Troy's mind advice teammate Brad Hawpe gave him earlier in the game.

“We were sitti...

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