Three takeaways: Elvis Andrus goes nuts as Rangers win nutty game
SEATTLE - Takeaways and observations from the Rangers' 10-7 win over Seattle Tuesday.
The .300: With a career-best night at the plate, Elvis Andrus moved within a point of .300 batting average for the season. Andrus had four extra-base hits - three doubles and an upper-deck homer - establishing a career high. He had previously had as many as three extra-base hits once before on Sept. 12, 2015 vs. Oakland. Of particular note was his opposite field line drive in the eighth with Rougned Odor on the move.
Trouble with Big D: Jake Diekman's sudden loss of command has officially moved into the "troubling" territory. He failed to retire any of the three batters he faced Tuesday, extending his streak of outings without retiring a hitter to three. He has allowed three walks, four hits and three runs in that stretch. It's the fifth time in Rangers history a pitcher has gone at least three straight appearances without retiring a hitter.
Dandy dozen: When does Adrian Beltre not do something historical at this point? While Beltre is busy inching towards 3,000 hits and inching up the top 50 in home runs and RBIs, he also scored a run in his 12th consecutive game to set a Rangers record. Ian Kinsler and Michael Young previously shared the mark with runs in 11 consecutive games. Beltre is 88th all-time in runs scored with 1,418. He scored the run after he doubled in the fifth. It was the 585th double of his career, tying him with Rafael Palmeiro for 19th all-time.....
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