Aug 22, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (29) hits a home run during the second inning of the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Rangers Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE
The Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre has hit three home runs in three at-bats on Wednesday night against Baltimore.
The first home run was a solo shot to center off Baltimore starter Tommy Hunter in the first inning. Both home runs in the fourth were two-run shots, with the second coming off reliever Kevin Gregg.
- The three blasts totaled 1,187 feet. (via ESPN Dallas' Richard Durrett)
- He is the second Ranger to hit two home runs in one inning, after Carl Everett in 2002. (via the Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly)
- Beltre has never hit three home runs in a regular season game before, but did it in the 2011 playoffs. (via Connolly)
- If Beltre hits a fourth, he and Josh Hamilton would make this year's Texas team the only club to ever have two of its players record four-home-run games in the same season. (via ESPN's Jayson Stark)