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Adrian Beltre hit three home runs, including two in a nine-run fourth inning, and had five RBIs in the Texas Rangers' 12-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.
Beltre hit his first homer leading off the second against former teammate Tommy Hunter. He connected again off Hunter for a two-run shot with none out in the fourth. He then hit another two-run drive with two outs while facing Kevin Gregg.
Mitch Moreland hit his first grand slam in the fourth, when the Rangers sent 12 batters to the plate. He matched Beltre with a career high-tying five RBIs.
The power surge supported a solid effort by Derek Holland. The left-hander pitched seven innings, giving up three runs and five hits. He struck out five and walked three.
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Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has hit for the cycle.
Beltre had a one-out single in the seventh inning Friday night to complete his second career cycle. It is the fourth cycle in the majors this season.
Beltre started his night against the Minnesota Twins with a triple in the first inning, his first triple in two years. After a double in the second, he homered in the...
ARLINGTON, Texas Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre is having a very good week.
After hitting three home runs in a game Wednesday, Beltre hit for the cycle in Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins.
Beltre achieved the cycle with a single to right field in the seventh inning off Twins reliever Kyle Waldrop.
It is the second cycle of Beltre's career, and the second time...
Adrian Beltre has hit three home runs in his first three at-bats against the Baltimore Orioles, including two in the Texas Rangers' nine-run fourth inning.
Beltre hit his first homer Wednesday night leading off the second against Tommy Hunter. With that long ball, he became the ninth third baseman in major league history with 10 seasons of at least 20 home runs.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Adrian Beltre hit three home runs, including two in a nine-run fourth inning, and had five RBIs in the Texas Rangers' 12-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.
Beltre hit his first homer leading off the second against former teammate Tommy Hunter. He connected again off Hunter for a two-run shot with none out in the fourth. He then...
Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre hit for the cycle for the second time in his career Friday against the visiting Minnesota Twins, MLB.com reported. Beltre had four hits in the game, an 8-0 victory for the Rangers. He started with a triple in the first inning, followed by an RBI double in the second, a homer in the fifth and finished off the cycle with a single in the...
Adrian Beltre hit three home runs, including two in a nine-run fourth inning, and had five RBI in the Texas Rangers' 12-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.
Beltre hit his first homer leading off the second against former teammate Tommy Hunter. He connected again off Hunter for a two-run shot with none out in the fourth. He then hit another two-run drive...
Texas' Adrian Beltre believes he has figured out what caused his power slump over the last month.
That can't be what the Minnesota Twins want to hear.
Coming off a three-homer performance, Beltre looks to continue to feast on Minnesota pitching and help the AL West-leading Rangers beat the Twins for the sixth time in seven games in Thursday night's opener of a four...
Adrian Beltre had already hit three home runs by the end of the fourth inning in Texas on Wednesday night. He failed to hit his fourth in both of his last two at bats, thus failing to become the 18th player in MLB history to hit four in the same game and having to settle for being the fifth player to have a three homer game in both the regular and postseason. Sadly, none of the...
You’ve probably heard by that the Orioles lost 12-3 to the Texas Rangers last night, as Tommy Hunter and Kevin Gregg set off the fireworks for them – in a historically bad way.
Tommy Hunter, in a typical Hunter start, gave up three homers; however, was terrible on Wednesday night.
Adrian Beltre, who can be one hell of a hitter, slammed three home runs – including doing two...
Adrian Beltre hits 3 HRs in 4 innings.
It’s been a historic week for Adrian Beltre. First, his three-home run game against Baltimore. And tonight, well … he did something really special.
A triple in the 1st.
A double in the 2nd.
A home run in the 5th.
A single in the 7th.
With that collection of hits, he became the sixth player in Rangers history to hit for the cycle. What a thing of beauty. Definitely made...
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO,
STATS WriterThe AL West-leading Texas Rangers are dominating the Minnesota Twins this season, but Adrian Beltre and Josh Hamilton's success against them goes much further back.The duo looks for another big effort at the plate as the Rangers attempt to beat the Twins for the seventh time in eight meetings Friday night.Texas (73-51) is 6-1 against Minnesota...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Matt Harrison took a no-hit bid into the seventh and went eight innings for his career-high 15th victory and Adrian Beltre hit for the cycle for the Texas Rangers in an 8-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
Harrison (15-7) didn't allow a hit until Trevor Plouffe lined a solid single to left with two outs in the seventh. That came right after...
It looks like Tommy Hunter has been demoted back to minors, and considering how things have gone with him -- especially after Thursday's start, who could blame the team? The Orioles are in it to win, and they have to look at all the weak links. I'd imagine that he would be promoted back once rosters expand in September.
As for Matusz, according to reports, he'll be pitching...