ARLINGTON, Texas Thanks to video replay, Adrian Beltre had the longest home run trot in Rangers history Tuesday.
In the fifth inning, Beltre hit a 1-0 pitch off Cleveland starter Ubaldo Jimenez that looked like it would carry out of the park to left-center.
However, Beltre had to quickly put on the breaks after he rounded second base when the ball bounced back onto the field and was thrown back to the infield.
Rangers manager Ron Washington came out to plead the case that Beltre's shot was a home run, since the ball bounced so high when it landed. If the 388-foot shot had hit the padding that covers the wall between the out of town scoreboard and visitor's bullpen, it would have deadened the rebound.
The umpires had a quick conference and agreed to take a look at the replay monitor underneath the stands.
Meanwhile, Beltre remained on second base, cooling his heels and wondering what the heck just happened?
"I didn't know," Beltre said. "I saw the ball jump off of the fence, ...