Verdugo hits for the cycle for Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga

Dodgers' No. 7 prospect thumps a triple in the eighth inning to complete the feat for Quakes

Verdugo hits for the cycle for Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga

Alex Verdugo had a game to remember Wednesday, hitting for the cycle as part of a 4-for-4 performance -- his second career four-hit game -- in Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga's 10-2 win over Lancaster.

The Dodgers No. 7 prospect got the home run out of the way in his first at-bat, taking Lancaster starter Keean Yuhl deep to center field in the second inning. The home run was Verdugo's seventh of the season and second since joining Rancho Cucamonga.

The 19-year-old center fielder collected a single in the third inning, walked in the fifth and then led off the seventh with a double, leaving him with one final at-bat to accomplish the feat. Sure enough, Verdugo came through in the eighth inning with a bases-clearing triple to center field. He finished the game with two runs scored and four RBIs.

The 2014 second-rounder has put together an impressive first full professional season, batting .303 with 61 runs scored, 39 extra-base hits, 51 RBIs and 13 steals in 114 games between Class A Great Lakes and Rancho Cucamonga.

He's been red hot since moving up to the California League earlier this month, batting .366 with 11 runs scored, nine extra-base hits and nine RBIs in 13 games for the Quakes.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.