Beltre Powers Rangers Win

marinersbaseballAdrian Beltre homered twice and the Texas Rangers used a four-run seventh inning to beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 on Thursday night. Beltre finished with three hits and two RBIs, helping the Rangers avoid a three-game series sweep. Mitch Moreland and Elvis Andrus each drove in a run. With Texas trailing 3-1, Beltre led off the seventh with a drive to center against Hisashi Iwakuma (7-4).

A.J. Pierzynski then singled and Lance Berkman walked before Moreland bounced a tying single up the middle against Charlie Furbush. Andrus came up with a go-ahead sacrifice fly and Ian Kinsler capped the big inning with an RBI single. Josh Lindblom (1-2) recorded the final two outs of the seventh to pick up his first win since Aug. 31, 2012.

July 4, 2013