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Brandon Tripp became the second Minor Leaguer this week to hit for the cycle, although it took slightly longer than usual.
Tripp lined an RBI triple in the first inning of Jupiter's game at Lakeland on Thursday night, but rain suspended the contest in the fourth. He returned Friday and delivered a single in the fifth, a two-run homer in the sixth and a leadoff double in the eighth to complete the feat.
The 25-year-old left field finished 4-for-6 with three RBIs in the Hammerheads' 10-1 win.
It was the second two-day cycle this season -- Gabe Jocobo did it on May 9 for Class A Cedar Rapids in the completion of a suspended game. Rome's Gerry Rodriguez hit a walk-off homer Wednesday to complete his bid for the cycle.
Tripp began his season late on May 12 and was just 5-for-29 (.172) in his first 10 games since joining the Marlins organization.
The historic performance raised his average to .237, but Tripp went 0-for-3 with a run scored as Jupiter completed the sweep with a 9-3 win in the second game.
It was his third career four-hit game and first since he went 4-for-4 on May 20, 2008 for Class A Advanced Frederick in the Baltimore organization.
Tripp's first-inning triple was his first since June 30, 2007 for Class A Delmarva.
The Cal State-Fullerton product was taken by the Orioles in the 12th round of the 2006 Draft and played for short-season Abderdeen, Delmarva and Frederick before joining the Marlins this offseason. Florida originally drafted him in the 21st round in 2003, but he did not sign.
Tripp was the Orioles' Minor League Player of the Year in in 2007, when he hit .288 with 19 homers and 79 RBIs for the Shorebirds. But Baltimore released him after he batted .236 with 17 homers and 69 RBIs at Frederick.
The 6-foot-1 California native fell off the O's radar last summer when he struck out 145 times in 123 games.
Danny Wild is an editor MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.