The Seattle Mariners rocked Justin Verlander for a home run, a triple, a double, and a single, all in the first inning of their game against the Astros on Thursday night. The reverse cycle put the Mariners up 3-0 at the end of the first inning, which accounted for exactly half of Verlanderā€™s game. He was ejected in between the second and third inning for arguing with theĀ ump, who hadĀ called him for a balk, and was replaced by Brad Peacock.

Mariners leadoff batter Mitch Haniger smacked a dinger to start things off, Denard Span immediately followed that with a triple, Jean Segura doubled, and then Nelson Cruz hit a single to complete the cycle.

It was a good night for cycle news: Red Sox slugger Mookie Betts hit a ninth-inning home run to complete the first cycle of the 2018 MLB season.


Correction (7:30 a.m. ET): This post originally said Verlander was pulled after his shaky start. He was ejected.