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)
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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.

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.