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Beltre Hits High-Water Mark With Big Night



    Beltre Hits High-Water Mark With Big Night
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    ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 03: Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers hits a home run to complete the cycle in the fifth inning during a game against the Houston Astros at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

    Take yourself back to April, if you can stand it.

    Remember, the Rangers were the worst team in the American League, at one time sitting with a 7-14 record, and veteran third baseman Adrian Beltre left the month hitting .205 with concerns that the good days had passed him by at age 36.

    With each passing month since, Beltre's average has slowly climbed, and on Wednesday night his batting average hit a season-high mark of .279.

    Beltre went 2-for-5 in the Rangers' 10-3 win over Oakland to go with a homer and three RBIs to continue a streak of at least one hit in 11 of his last 12 games during which time he's hit .458 with a .509 on-base percentage with six doubles, three homers and 17 RBIs. In that time, he has multiple hits in eight of those 12 games.

    After a season of struggles from time to time, it appears Beltre is finally playing like the future Hall of Famer, and that's huge news for the Rangers heading into October.