Beltre hits 2nd HR in 9th, rallies Rangers past A's 7-6
Texas Rangers first base coach Hector Ortiz, right, and fans cheer as Adrian Beltre (29) runs the bases after hitting a game winning two-run homer during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Arlington, Texas, Monday, July 25, 2016. The Rangers won 7-6. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Adrian Beltre hit his second home run of the game with two outs in the ninth inning, a two-run shot that rallied the Texas Rangers past the Oakland Athletics 7-6 on Monday night for their third straight win.
Beltre, who finished with four hits, had two singles in his first three at-bats before hitting a solo homer in the seventh. His game-winning drive came on the first pitch from Ryan Madson (3-4).
Until then, Texas had trailed since Danny Valencia hit a two-run homer for Oakland with two outs in the first. All 13 runs in the game were scored with two outs.
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Texas turned three double plays behind starter Martin Perez, who has induced a major league-best 25 in 21 games.
Valencia also had the first of three run-scoring doubles in a three-run third that gave the A's a 5-1 lead.