Smith cycle leads RubberDucks to 6-4 win

Smith cycle leads RubberDucks to 6-4 win

(Reading, Pa.) July 27, 2014 – Akron's Jordan Smith hit for the cycle Sunday, capping his career-day with a two-run triple in the ninth inning to lead the RubberDucks to a 6-4 win over the Reading Fightin Phils at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Smith finished 4-5 on the afternoon, collecting a double in the second inning, a lead-off homer in the sixth, a single in the seventh, and a three-base hit in the ninth. The only time he was successfully retired by the Phils was the fourth when he

flied out to center field.

His triple in the ninth off Reading's Miguel Gonzalez (0-2) drove in Ronny Rodriguez and Bryson Myles to snap a 4-4 tie. It was his third triple of the year, but, without a doubt, the most timely.

His homer in the sixth was his second of the season.

Smith's ninth-inning heroics made a winner of righty Shawn Armstrong (5-2), who threw two scoreless innings.