Beltre up to 2998 hits as Rangers topple Orioles

Beltre up to 2998 hits as Rangers topple Orioles

The milestone hit came on a 3-0 count against left-handed pitcher Wade Miley. Beltre's teammates also joined him on the field to recognize his achievement.

Beltre sent a pitch from Baltimore's Wade Miley down the left-field line for a stand-up double in the fourth inning, becoming the first-ever Dominican native with 3,000 hits.

Rookie Trey Mancini, who hit cleanup for the first time in his career after designated hitter Mark Trumbo was scratched after tweaking his back Sunday morning, had three hits and an RBI, while second baseman Jonathan Schoop added his club-high 24th home run and catcher Welington Castillo homered while tying a season-high with 4 RBIs.

However, the Orioles (50-54) got to Rangers starter Martin Perez (5-9) his second time through the Baltimore lineup, tagging Perez with eight earned runs before he was lifted in favor of reliever Jeremy Jeffress in the fifth.

The Rangers third baseman came into game sitting on 2,999 career hits after going 1-for-4 at the plate on Saturday.

There was little doubt about Beltre's Hall of Fame credentials even before he got his 3,000th hit. He plays hurt, he hits for average, he hits for power, drives in runs.

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Rockies 10-1, Nationals 6-3: Adam Lind and Brian Goodwin homered in the fifth inning, and Washington beat Colorado to split a day-night doubleheader.

This season, the 38-year-old Beltre is batting an impressive.313/.390/.544.

Beltre's hit tied him with Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente on the all-time list. "I think everybody in the game has a lot of respect for him, not only statistically, but the way he's found his success over the years".

Orioles closer Zach Britton came on with two on in the ninth, striking out Mazara and getting Beltre on a fielder's choice grounder to end the game. "It seems like he's playing his first game in Little League".

"It was an honor to be here for it", Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Beltre's 3,000th hit.

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