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    February 19, 2019 2:31 AM EST

    The Cincinnati Reds will be happy to see the back of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich this season.With a triple in the bottom of the sixth inning Monday night Freddie Freeman Jersey , Yelich completed his second cycle of the 2018 campaign. His first cycle came against the Reds as well.Milwaukee Brewers BrewersWith his triple in the 6th, ChristianYelich became the first Brewers player to hit for the cycle since... Christian Yelich (8/29/18 at Cincinnati). Todays performance was the 9th cycle in franchise history. #ThisIsMyCrew ODCDF7WrcHThe Athletic's Joel Luckhaupt and C. Trent Rosecrans shared these stats from Yelich's feat:Joel Luckhaupt jluckhauptChristian Yelich had more cycles against the Reds in the last 20 days than the Reds hitters have in the last 59 seasons.C. Trent Rosecrans ctrentCORRECTION -- Yelich is the FIFTH player to hit for the cycle twice in one season. FIRST to do it against one team in the same seasonThe 2018 All-Star singled in the first inning to get his night started. Then came a double in the third inning, which put Curtis Granderson in position to score the first run of the game. Yelich later brought Granderson home with a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth to make it a 4-0 game.MLB MLB.ChristianYelich likes to keep Bernie_Brewer on his toes. PILU3jS9o2Monday's game won't win Yelich the National League MVP Award, but it's an example of why he at least warrants mention in the MVP conversation.He entered the night batting .313 with 30 home runs , 89 RBI and a .556 slugging percentage. His 5.7 WAR was best among NL position players, per FanGraphs.The Brewers are 2.5 games back of the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central but are three games up on the St. Louis Cardinals for the first of two wild-card spots. Should Milwaukee return to the postseason for the first time since 2011, Yelich's MVP case may be too strong to ignore. The Chicago Cubs are keeping manager Joe Maddon for the 2019 season, ending speculation that they would fire him after losing to the Colorado Rockies in the NL Wild Card Game.Bob Nightengale of USA Today broke the news.Joe Maddon will remain as #Cubs manager through 2019 , but there will be no extension. The Cubs will make a determination on his future after 2019 when his 5-year, $28 million contract expires.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 3, 2018It wouldn't have made much sense for Chicago to fire a manager that led them to a World Series championship in 2016, ending a 108-year drought. Maddon and the Cubs have won 90-plus games in four straight years now Tyler Flowers Jersey , and reached the NLCS in 2015, 2016 and 2017.The Cubs lost a NL Central tiebreaker game to the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, which forced them to play the Rockies in the NL Wild Card game. Chicago lost a nail-biter 2-1 in 13 innings, and their excellent showing in 2018 went down the drain after a pair of gut-wrenching losses.advertisingBut in big markets like Chicago , it's championship or bust when it comes to the postseason. The Cubs were defeated in five games by the Los Angeles Dodgers in last year's NLCS, then they had this late-season unraveling to miss out on the Division Series. Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY SportsMaddon left the Tampa Bay Rays to join the Cubs in 2015, and they've won no fewer than 92 games in his first four years at the helm. One of the game's top leaders and in-game strategists, Maddon has more than deserved the chance to manage the Cubs for a fifth season.The Cubs lost Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta in free agency and replaced him with Yu Darvish Phil Niekro Jersey , who made just eight starts and missed most of the season due to an elbow injury. Despite losing their top ace, Maddon and the Cubs were oh-so-close to a third consecutive NL Central title.advertisingMaddon is safe for at least another year, but the Cubs may decide to change things up if they don't go far into the postseason in 2019.