7/15/2014 1:40 A.M. ET
Prospect Almora hits for cycle in 13-inning Class A win
By Teddy Cahill / MLB.com
Outfielder Albert Almora, the Cubs' No. 4 prospect, tripled in the 13th inning Monday to drive in the winning runs and complete the cycle, as Class A Advanced Daytona defeat Jupiter, 13-8.
Almora gave Daytona the lead with a one-out, two-run triple in the top of the 13th inning. It sparked a five-run inning for the Cubs and opened a lead that proved to be insurmountable.
Almora, ranked No. 15 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, finished 5-for-7. He scored four runs and drove in five more.
The game began with back-to-back home runs by shortstop Marco Hernandez and Almora off Marlins' No. 17 prospect Austin Brice. Almora then added a single in the eighth inning and a double in the ninth, before completing the cycle in memorable fashion.
After his big day at the plate, Almora is hitting .276/.300/.395 with six home runs and six stolen bases in 82 games this season.
Almora wasn't the only Cubs' Minor Leaguer to hit for the cycle Monday. Catcher Mark Zagunis, their third-round choice in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, also achieved the feat with short-season Boise, going 4-for-5 in the Hawks 11-6 victory against Spokane.