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After Slow Start, Beltre Could Break Out

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Adrian Beltre isn't off to the start he or the Texas Rangers had hoped for through the first three games of the season, but on Wednesday he began to show signs he might be on the verge of getting on a roll.

Beltre started the season 0-for-9 through the first two games of the season, then started Game 3 0-for-2 to take his drought to 11 at-bats without a hit to start the season, but late in Wednesday's win over the Astros he looked like he started figuring things out.

A couple of his outs in the first two games came on hard-hit balls, but the Rangers are hoping that he finally might be hitting a groove after his two hits to close out Wednesday's game.

Beltre was the team MVP last season and finished third in the AL MVP balloting behind two guys who would've been shoo-ins to win the award if not for the other in Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera and rookie phenom Mike Trout.

With the way Elvis Andrus and Lance Berkman have been getting on base in front of Beltre, if he can start hitting the Rangers' offense will be just fine.

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