Adrian Beltre homered, doubled and drove in five runs, leading Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers over the Seattle Mariners 7-3 on Friday night in a matchup of AL West leaders.
Texas and Seattle, who play six times in 10 days, went into the game tied for the division lead. The Rangers have won five of six overall.
Beltre hit a three-run homer in the first inning and a two-run double in the third.
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Darvish (2-0) gave up three runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings, striking out five and walking one while throwing 88 pitches. Last week, the All-Star ace made his first start since August 2014 and Tommy John surgery, allowing one run and three hits over five innings to beat Pittsburgh.
Taijuan Walker (2-6) allowed six runs and nine hits, including a homer by Jurickson Profar, in five innings. Walker is 0-6 in his last seven starts.
Beltre hit the 573rd double of his career, tying former Texas star catcher Ivan Rodriguez for 24th place.
Profar was brought up from Triple-A Round Rock last week to play second base in the absence of Rougned Odor, who completed a seven-game suspension Friday for punching Toronto's Jose Bautista on May 15. Profar has hit safely in all seven games, hitting .364 with four extra-base hits and nine runs.
Ian Desmond had four hits for Texas.
Robinson Cano extended his on-base streak to 32 games, the longest active streak in the majors, with a sixth-inning double for Seattle.
Rangers LHP Alex Claudio was sent to Round Rock as RHP Shawn Tolleson was activated from the emergency medical list. . Beltre was initially called safe on a tag play at the plate in the third inning, but Seattle challenged and successfully had the call overturned.
Mariners: SS Ketel Marte (sprained thumb) is scheduled to rejoin the team on Monday to begin a seven-game homestand.
Rangers: RF Shin-Soo Choo (hamstring strain) began a rehab assignment on Friday night with Double-A Frisco and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Mariners RHP Nathan Karns (5-1) has four wins and three no-decisions over his last seven starts with a 2.76 ERA. In his only previous career start in Arlington, he received a no-decision last August while with Tampa Bay. Rangers LHP Martin Perez (3-4) has allowed two runs or fewer in six of his last seven starts and went into Friday having induced a major league-leading 17 groundball double plays.