Cubs OF Ian Happ thinks he completed cycle

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 30: Chicago Cubs second baseman Ian Happ (8) hits a two two run home run in the 3rd inning during an MLB game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs on August 30, 2017, at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Daniel Bartel/Icon Sportswire)
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Chicago Cubs center fielder Ian Happ was a triple shy of the cycle on Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates, an accomplishment he thought he achieved for a split second, even if Starling Marte did haul in his smash down the line.

Earlier in the game, Happ launched his 20th home run of the season. During his age-22 rookie year, he has collected 36 extra-base hits in 89 games, alternating between center field and second base. No matter where he plays defensively, the No. 9 overall pick in the 2015 MLB amateur draft has mashed since arriving in the bigs.

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