Charlie Blackmon hits for his first career cycle in Rockies' win

DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon completed a cycle by hitting an RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning Sunday in a 12-0 victory.

Blackmon doubled down the first-base line off Washington Nationals reliever Kyle McGowin. It was the ninth cycle in the Rockies' 26-year history and the first of Blackmon's career.

It was also the first cycle in major-league history to be hit in Game 162. The Rockies will be playing a Game 163 Monday against the Dodgers to determine NL West champion.

Blackmon tripled in his first at-bat and homered into the right-field seats in the third inning. He beat out an infield single in the fourth while going 4-of-5 on the day.

Blackmon's cycle was the first by a Colorado player since Nolan Arenado completed one by hitting a game-ending home run against the San Francisco Giants on June 18, 2017.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.