Biggios now 2nd father-son duo to hit for cycles

BALTIMORE -- Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle, just like his dad.

Biggio homered in the third inning, singled in the sixth, doubled in the eighth and tripled in the ninth to boost the Toronto Blue Jays over the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 on Tuesday night. The rookie drove in four runs and scored three times.

"I did know my dad had one,'' Cavan Biggio said. "I have a ticket to the game he got it in in my room my whole life. I didn't think I was going to get up there for the opportunity.''

He got his first hit off Chandler Shepherd, the second against Shawn Armstrong, the third versus Richard Bleier and the last off Mychal Givens.

It was the first four-hit day of Cavan Biggio's career. The only other player in the past 10 seasons to hit for the cycle within his first 100 games was Cody Bellinger in 2017.

Craig Biggio hit for the cycle at Colorado's Coors Field on April 8, 2002, as part of a career that earned him induction into the Hall of Fame. He led off with a single against Denny Neagle, then tripled and homered off Neagle before doubling versus Mike James in the eighth.

The only other father-son duo in major league history to hit for the cycle was Gary Ward for Minnesota at Milwaukee on Sept. 19, 1980, and Daryle Ward for Pittsburgh at St. Louis on May 26, 2004.

Cavan Biggio became the first player to hit for the cycle for Toronto since Jeff Frye against Texas on Aug. 17, 2001, and the first opponent to accomplish the feat in the 27-year history of Camden Yards.

"That was a crazy scene,'' Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said. "The whole dugout was cheering for him. A triple is hard to get in this ballpark. He was really going all out rounding second. He's aggressive at the plate, and he's really doing better.''

Biggio, 24, joins Kelly Gruber (April 16, 1989, vs. the Royals) and Frye (Aug. 17, 2001, vs. the Rangers) as Blue Jays to hit for the cycle.

Biggio also had two stolen bases. Biggio is just the second player over the past 100 years to hit for the cycle and have multiple stolen bases in the same game, joining Charlie Moore in 1980.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.