Jorge Polanco of the Twins reaches the first cycle of 2019, and first for Minnesota in a decade

Very quietly, the Minnesota Twins won four of their first five games this season, and they managed to do it by hitting just one homer. Huh

On Friday night against the Phillies (PHI 10, MIN 4), the Twins added their second and third home runs of the season, with Max Kepler and Jorge Polanco doing the honors against Nick Pivetta. Polanco's home run was part of a cycle, the first in MLB in 2019.

Here are the four hits to complete the cycle:

Polanco pulled the hard part of the road early. It tripled in the first. Polanco then hit a single in the third, homered in the fifth and doubled in the seventh to complete the cycle. It is the first cycle since Charlie Blackmon had one on September 30th.

The cycle of Polanco is the 15th in the history of the franchise and the 11th since the franchise moved to Minnesota. Here are the last five team cycles before Friday night:

The Twins signed Polanco with a five-year contract extension and $ 25.75 million before the spring training. He is a .272 / .330 / .421 batter and went to the game on Friday 6 for 21 (.286) with two doubles and a triple in the young season.

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