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MLB: Oakland 4, Texas 2

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Coco Crisp was awarded a go-ahead, two-run homer after a video review Monday and Oakland grabbed a share of first place with a 4-2 win over Texas.

MLB: Texas 12, Seattle 4

SEATTLE, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Leonys Martin led a 17-hit assault Wednesday, driving in four runs for the Texas Rangers in their 12-4 series-sweeping rout of Seattle.

MLB: Texas 8, Seattle 3

SEATTLE, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A.J. Pierzynski belted a key three-run homer in the seventh inning Monday and the Texas Rangers went on to an 8-3 victory over Seattle.

MLB: Texas 11, Chicago White Sox 5

CHICAGO, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Jeff Baker and Adam Rosales hit two-run homers in the second inning Friday, fueling a 12-hit attack that sent Texas to an 11-5 win over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Texas 4, Houston 2

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Adrian Beltre's two-run homer in the sixth inning powered the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 win over cross-state rival Houston Tuesday.

MLB: Seattle 4, Texas 3

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Kyle Seager doubled home Endy Chavez with the go-ahead run in the ninth inning Sunday and the Seattle Mariners pulled out a 4-3 win over Texas.

MLB: Texas 15, Seattle 3

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Craig Gentry led a potent Texas attack with three RBI Saturday and the Rangers rolled over Seattle 15-3.

MLB: Texas 9, Houston 5

HOUSTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Leonys Martin highlighted a late-inning comeback with a two-run double in the eighth Friday that vaulted Texas to a 9-5 victory over Houston.

MLB: Texas 10, Los Angeles Angels 3

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Adrian Beltre had three hits, including a home run, and scored four runs Wednesday in pacing the Texas Rangers to a 10-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB: Texas 8, Los Angeles Angels 2

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Adrian Beltre drove in the go-ahead in the eighth inning for the Texas Rangers, who went on to knock off the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 8-2 Tuesday.

MLB: Oakland 4, Texas 2

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Yoenis Cespedes slammed a two-run homer in the first inning Saturday and the Oakland Athletics went on to cool off Texas 4-2.

MLB: Texas 8, Oakland 3

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Nelson Cruz and Jurickson Profar both hit two-run homers Friday in a 12-hit attack that pushed Texas past Oakland 8-3.

MLB: Texas 2, Los Angeles Angels 1

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 31 (UPI) -- Adrian Beltre led off the ninth inning with a home run Wednesday, lifting Texas to a 2-1 triumph over the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB: Texas 14, Los Angeles Angels 11 (10 innings)

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 31 (UPI) -- A three-run homer by Leonys Martin in the 10th inning Tuesday powered the Texas Rangers to a 14-11 victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

MLB: Toronto 12, Houston 6

TORONTO, July 26 (UPI) -- Edwin Encarnacion hit two home runs during an eight-run seventh inning Friday, turning a close game into a 12-6 victory for Toronto over Houston.
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Seattle Mariners third baseman Adrian Beltre reacts after a strike against the Colorado Rockies in the eighth inning during an interleague game at Coors Field in Denver on June 14. 2009. The Rockies beat the Mariners 7-1 to set a club record eleventh straight win. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Adrián Beltré Pérez (born April 7, 1979 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Texas Rangers. He has played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1998–2004), the Seattle Mariners (2005–2009), and the Boston Red Sox (2010). He bats and throws right-handed.

He was signed out of the Dominican Republic by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1994. Beltré attended Liceo Maximo Gomez High School, where he developed into one of the school’s top players. In 1994, while working out at Campo Las Palmas, the Los Angeles Dodgers facility, he was spotted by scouts Ralph Avila and Pablo Peguero. Though only 15 and weighing just 130 pounds, he had a lightning-quick swing and electric throwing arm. On the insistence of Avila and Peguero, the Dodgers signed Beltré in July. He received a $23,000 bonus. When it was revealed that Beltré had signed his initial contract at the age of 15, commissioner Bud Selig suspended the Dodgers' scouting operations in the Dominican Republic for a year, because signing a player at that age was prevented under MLB rules.

After being called up to the majors from the then Dodgers Double-A affiliate San Antonio Missions, Beltré made his major league debut on June 24, starting at third base in the first game of an interleague series against the Anaheim Angels. During his first at-bat, Beltré smashed a two-out RBI double off Angels starter Chuck Finley into left field to score Paul Konerko from second base to tie the game. He would hit his first home run six days later against Texas Rangers starter Rick Helling. At the end of the 1998 season, Beltré would finish with 13 errors at third base while batting .215 with seven home runs.

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