LOL and you thought the Rangers would lose a one-run game?
New high water mark at 25 games above .500. Hello, Win Column. Goodbye, Seattle Mariners.
Player of the Game: Thank the heavens for Adrian Beltre. Beltre went 4-for-5 with a home run and drove in three of the Rangers' eight runs while scoring thrice. Here are some Beltre tweets:
There's a decent chance Adrian Beltre could end his career 2nd all time on the list of WAR for players while with the Rangers.— Christopher Fittz (@apoplecticfittz) August 31, 2016
Adrian Beltre could end up behind just Pudge Rodriguez as the best Ranger ever all after signing as a 32 year old.— Christopher Fittz (@apoplecticfittz) August 31, 2016
Pudge is, of course, tops all-time for the Rangers. His career WAR in Texas was 49.9 in 6166 PAs. Beltre is at 35.8 in just 3626 PAs.— Christopher Fittz (@apoplecticfittz) August 31, 2016
Beltre is also just 92 hits away from 3,000, was slashing .316/.385/.602 in August BEFORE TONIGHT'S GAME, and is on pace for another 5 WAR season.
Up Next: The Rangers close out this series with the Mariners looking to sweep with Martin Perez getting the start against RHP King Felix Hernandez. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 pm CT.