Randy Winn of the Giants hit for the cycle in his first four at-bats last night against the Reds in Cincinnati.
Winn led off the first inning with a single and the third with his ninth homer this season -- his third in 13 games since being acquired from the Mariners on July 30. The speedy center fielder doubled with one out in the fourth and opened the fifth with a triple to right-center in the Giants' 7-3 victory.
Winn became the 21st player in Giants history to hit for the cycle and the first since Jeff Kent in a 9-8 loss at Pittsburgh on May 3, 1999.
It was the first time Winn hit for the cycle in his eight-year major league career.
He is the third player to accomplish the feat this season, joining Mark Grudzielanek of the Cardinals on April 27 against the Brewers, and the Nationals' Brad Wilkerson on April 6 in Philadelphia.
* BELTRAN FACES SURGERY: Mets CF Carlos Beltran had tests yesterday at a hospital in New York and is deciding whether to have surgery to repair a facial fracture.
The tests also showed Beltran has a concussion. An MRI exam of his brain and an extensive evaluation were normal. He was hurt in a head-to-head collision with RF Mike Cameron last Thursday in San Diego. Beltran is day-to-day, but if he opts for surgery he probably will go on the 15-day disabled list. He consulted with a surgeon yesterday.
Cameron remains in a San Diego hospital, but is doing well and could be released today, the team said. He had facial surgery last Friday night and a follow-up CT scan yesterday. Cameron was placed on the DL last week and is expected to be out for a while.
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