Adrian Beltre has been on quite a tear lately for the Texas Rangers. In his last eight games, the veteran third baseman is hitting .385 with six home runs and 13 RBIs.
That includes a three-home run game and another in which he hit for the cycle last week, plus a three-for-three, four-RBI performance with another home run to lead the Rangers over the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-5, Monday night.
“He's locked in,” Rangers Manager Ron Washington said.
Over his last 65 games, Beltre is hitting .332 with 15 homers, 14 doubles and 44 RBIs. For the season, he is averaging .315 with 25 home runs and 81 RBIs.
Dodgers fans might remember this guy. Beltre spent the first seven years of his major league career in L.A. and was a mediocre to solid player in the first six. During that span his career highs were a .290 batting average (2000), 23 home runs (2003) and 85 RBIs (2000).