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Beltre Joins Elite Club With 3 HRs



    In Tuesday's Game 4, third baseman Adrian Beltre became the seventh player in MLB history to hit three homers in a postseason game -- and the first in a divisional series.

    Beltre led-off the 7th with a dinger against the Rays Matt Moore.  He also hit home runs in the 2nd and 4th innings off of Game 4 starter Jeremy Hellickson.  Hellickson was dismissed shortly after Beltre's second trot around the bases.

    The Angels' Adam Kennedy was the last player to do it back in 2002 in Game 5 of the ALCS against the Twins. Others that accomplished the feat include George Brett (1978 ALCS), Reggie Jackson (1977 WS), Bob Robertson (1971 NLCS) and Babe Ruth (1926 WS, 1928 WS).

    At the start of Game 4, Beltre had been 1-11 at the plate in the ALDS. He hit 32 home runs during the regular season.