BUF97083102 -31 AUGUST 1997 - ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.: Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Chris Carter (C) is tackled by Buffalo Bills linebacker Chris Spielman (54) and free safety Manny Martin (21) after a 20 yard pass play in second quarter NFL action in Rich Stadium August 31. UPI mm/Michael J. Miller
Adrian Beltre went 4-for-5 with a three-run homer and four RBI Sunday, powering the Texas Rangers to a 12-7 win and a three-game sweep of Houston.
Nelson Cruz, Lance Berkman and Adrian Beltre each homered for Texas Saturday and the Rangers survived a late Houston rally to hold off the Astros 8-7.
Bud Norris became the latest pitcher to handcuff Los Angeles Wednesday, allowing a lone run in eight innings to bring Houston a 3-1 win over the Angels.
Chris Carter highlighted a big third inning with a three-run homer Tuesday and the Houston Astros held off the Los Angeles Angels 7-6.
Travis Hafner went 3-for-4 with three RBI Tuesday, backing Hiroki Kuroda's seven shutout innings in the New York Yankees' 7-4 win over Houston.
Carlos Corporan went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and four RBI Monday, igniting the Houston Astros' 9-1 rout of the New York Yankees.
David Ortiz drove in three runs to back Felix Doubront's strong start Saturday, carrying the Boston Red Sox to an 8-4 victory over Houston.
Albert Pujols laced a game-winning, two-run double in the bottom of the ninth Saturday, rallying the Los Angeles Angels over Houston 5-4.
Chris Carter's two runs and two RBI Wednesday led the Houston Astros to an 8-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
The Houston Astros banged out 22 hits and scored six runs in the first inning of their 16-9 thumping of the Seattle Mariners.
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