MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich has hit for the cycle for the second time this season, setting a major league record by doing it twice against one team.

The Milwaukee Brewers' slugger completed his cycle Monday night with a sixth-inning triple against the Reds. Yelich also hit for the cycle when he went 6 for 6 on Aug. 29 in Cincinnati, making him the fifth player to accomplish the feat twice in one season — and first in Brewers history.

Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich hits a two-RBI triple to complete the cycle during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

He became the first major leaguer to do it twice in one year against the same team.

The previous player with two cycles in one season was Aaron Hill in 2012.

Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich hits a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

You knew he wasn’t stopping at 2nd. pic.twitter.com/n0kE0dl6UJ

Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Yelich singled in the first inning, doubled in the second, launched a two-run homer in the fifth and added a two-run triple in the sixth. With the Brewers nursing a large lead, he was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the eighth.

Yelich's huge second half has turned him into a top contender for the NL MVP award. Milwaukee began the night with a three-game lead in the NL wild-card race.

Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich watches his two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

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Source: The Associated Press

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