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MLB: Texas 8, Baltimore 4

July 9, 2013 at 10:48 PM

BALTIMORE, July 9 (UPI) -- Adrian Beltre went 4-for-4 with two homers en route to five RBI Tuesday, powering the Texas Rangers over Baltimore 8-4.

Beltre opened the scoring with a solo shot in the second inning, then added a three-run blast in the fifth to hand Texas a 5-2 lead.

The Rangers third baseman added an RBI single in the ninth to cap the scoring as Texas took a second straight victory in its four-game series at Camden Yards.

Martin Perez (3-1) was the beneficiary of Beltre's big night, gaining the win despite allowing four runs (two earned) on six hits over six innings for second-place Texas, which came into the contest trailing American League West-leading Oakland by 1/2-game.

Baltimore's Zach Britton (2-3) was tagged with the loss, surrendering five runs on eight hits over five full frames.

J.J. Hardy drove in a pair of runs and Manny Machado homered for the Orioles, who fell to 2-6 in July.

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