Beltre at 2,999 hits after Rangers' 4-0 loss to Orioles

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Adrian Beltre knows he will make history with his next hit. So do all the Texas Rangers fans.

Beltre went 1 for 4 to get within one hit of 3,000 for his career in a 4-0 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night, with two groundouts after his single in the fourth . He was retired in the ninth when third baseman Manny Machado made a slick snag on his short-hopper before a sidearm sling to second base to start a double play.

''I was just trying to get a pitch to hit. It felt really cool the way the fans were getting into it,'' Beltre said. ''Trying to get it over with? Yes. But I wasn't anxious at all Or maybe I was. I don't know.''

Beltre got loud cheers all night from the crowd of 44,658, including about 8,000 who bought tickets after he got two hits in Friday night's series opener.

Another big crowd is expected for a hot Sunday afternoon when the Rangers' 38-year-old third baseman gets his next chance to become the 31st major leaguer in the 3,000-hit club - and the first Dominican Republic native.

The only other active player in the 3,000-hit club is Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, who is tied for 22nd all-time with Hall of Fame player Craig Biggio at 3,060.

All four of Beltre's at-bats came against Kevin Gausman (8-7), who went 8 2/3 innings to win his fifth consecutive decision over seven starts. The right-hander has allowed only one run over 33-plus innings in those wins. He struck out eight and threw 118 pitches.

''I've been part of some real cool things in baseball,'' Gausman said. ''From the first, I could tell this was going to be a special night.''

Zach Britton converted his AL-record 56th straight save chance, and seventh this season. He relieved with two on and got Carlos Gomez to ground out, ending the Orioles' sixth shutout this season.

The Rangers, who had scored 28 runs the previous three games, were held scoreless for the fourth time.

Trey Mancini and Caleb Joseph both hit solo homers in the second off Austin Bibens-Dirkx (3-1).

The closest Texas came to scoring was when young slugger Joey Gallo led off the third with a towering shot to straightway center field. Adam Jones got back to the 8-foot wall, leaped and extended his glove to catch the ball that looked like it would be Gallo's 26th homer.

After Orioles shortstop Ruben Tejada made an impressive backhanded stab deep in the hole and then threw him out to end the first, Beltre hit another grounder to the left side to start the fourth. That one got beyond the reach of Tejada and into the outfield, then Beltre grounded out to short again in the sixth.

''I don't think that he was necessarily over-anxious or anything like that,'' Banister said. ''He's typically an aggressive hitter, and I thought he had some good swings tonight.''

Beltre, a five-time Gold Glove winner, had his career-best and franchise-record errorless streak of 62 games at third base end with a throwing error in the seventh.

The error came when Beltre fielded a grounder by Machado and short-hopped the throw to first base. When Machado came back up in the ninth, he hit a foul pop on which Beltre ran a long way to make a highlight catch with his glove extended over his head.''

''A tough play ... very close to being a terrific play. But he comes back with a good solid defense, that's who he is,'' Banister said. ''He has a way of just moving on, a professional player, big-league player, future Hall of Famer.''

IN HIS PLACE

Bibens-Dirkx, the 32-year-old rookie right-hander, started in place of righty Tyson Ross, who went on the 10-day disabled list with a blister on the index finger of his pitching hand after his start last Saturday. Bibens-Dirkx allowed four runs and six hits in five innings.

TOUCHED BUT NOT TAGGED

Tejada hit a dribbler down the first-base line in the second that somehow stayed in fair territory. After bobbling the ball with his mitt, Mike Napoli grabbed the ball with his right hand and reached back to try to tag the runner. Napoli's forearm appeared to hit Tejada in the rear but the ball was away from the body. The out stood on replay review after Banister's challenge.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: RHP Jeremy Hellickson's vehicle got rear-ended when he was on the way to the airport to join the Orioles after being traded from Philadelphia late Friday night. Manager Buck Showalter said the pitcher was OK, but his girlfriend had to go to the emergency room. Hellickson will now go to Baltimore, instead of joining the team in Texas.

UP NEXT

Orioles: LHP Wade Miley (4-9) starts as Baltimore tries to close the season series 6-1 against Texas.

Rangers: Lefty Martin Perez is scheduled to make his 20th start of the season. The Rangers have scored one run total for Perez (5-8, 4.67) in his last two starts.

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  • W: K. Gausman (8-7)L: A. Bibens-Dirkx (3-1)S: Z. Britton (7)
  • HR: BAL - C. Joseph (5), T. Mancini (17)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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M. Machado 3B50100001.238.306.426.7321.0
J. Schoop 2B41100113.303.351.555.9063.5
C. Davis 1B11000311.222.322.456.7784.5
M. Trumbo DH40000126.238.300.405.7060.0
T. Mancini LF41121015.296.342.522.8646.5
S. Smith RF40110001.264.344.460.8052.0
J. Rickard RF00000000.257.296.366.6610.0
C. Joseph C41111012.298.333.462.7955.5
R. Tejada SS30000110.236.296.292.5880.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Choo DH30200110.250.367.404.7712.5
    E. Andrus SS40100012.288.327.466.7930.5
    N. Mazara RF30000123.247.326.422.7480.0
    A. Beltre 3B40100002.310.387.538.9251.0
    M. Napoli 1B30000111.206.286.462.7480.5
    R. Odor 2B40200000.215.255.406.6612.0
    C. Gomez CF40100023.245.326.453.7782.0
    J. Lucroy C30000001.242.297.338.6350.0
    J. Gallo LF30000010.199.313.521.834-0.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Jones (14), J. Schoop (27)
      • HR - T. Mancini (17), C. Joseph (5)
      • RBI - T. Mancini 2 (55), S. Smith (23), C. Joseph (20)
      • 2-Out RBI - S. Smith (6)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Gomez (8)
      FIELDING
      • E - A. Beltre, M. Napoli (7), R. Odor (10)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Gausman (W, 8-7)8.27003805.371.6828.0
      Z. Britton (S, 7)0.10000003.441.807.0
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Gausman (W, 8-7)8.2
      Z. Britton (S, 7)0.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Bibens-Dirkx (L, 3-1)5.06443124.801.28-2.5
      T. Barnette3.00002605.351.4010.0
      J. Leclerc1.00001103.161.242.5
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Bibens-Dirkx (L, 3-1)5.0
      T. Barnette3.0
      J. Leclerc1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 118-80, Z. Britton 3-2
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 10-5, Z. Britton 1-0
      • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 33, Z. Britton
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Leclerc (3)
      • IBB - T. Barnette (3)
      • HBP - A. Bibens-Dirkx (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Bibens-Dirkx 92-54, T. Barnette 52-33, J. Leclerc 17-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Bibens-Dirkx 8-6, T. Barnette 4-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Bibens-Dirkx 25, T. Barnette 12, J. Leclerc 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      A. Jones CF50100012.275.314.460.7731.5
      M. Machado 3B50100001.238.306.426.7321.0
      J. Schoop 2B41100113.303.351.555.9063.5
      C. Davis 1B11000311.222.322.456.7784.5
      M. Trumbo DH40000126.238.300.405.7060.0
      T. Mancini LF41121015.296.342.522.8646.5
      S. Smith RF40110001.264.344.460.8052.0
      J. Rickard RF00000000.257.296.366.6610.0
      C. Joseph C41111012.298.333.462.7955.5
      R. Tejada SS30000110.236.296.292.5880.5
      Total3446426821-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        S. Choo DH30200110.250.367.404.7712.5
        E. Andrus SS40100012.288.327.466.7930.5
        N. Mazara RF30000123.247.326.422.7480.0
        A. Beltre 3B40100002.310.387.538.9251.0
        M. Napoli 1B30000111.206.286.462.7480.5
        R. Odor 2B40200000.215.255.406.6612.0
        C. Gomez CF40100023.245.326.453.7782.0
        J. Lucroy C30000001.242.297.338.6350.0
        J. Gallo LF30000010.199.313.521.834-0.5
        Total3107003812-----
        HITTERSAB
        S. Choo DH3
        E. Andrus SS4
        N. Mazara RF3
        A. Beltre 3B4
        M. Napoli 1B3
        R. Odor 2B4
        C. Gomez CF4
        J. Lucroy C3
        J. Gallo LF3
        Total31
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Jones (14), J. Schoop (27)
          • HR - T. Mancini (17), C. Joseph (5)
          • RBI - T. Mancini 2 (55), S. Smith (23), C. Joseph (20)
          • 2-Out RBI - S. Smith (6)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - C. Gomez (8)
          FIELDING
          • E - A. Beltre, M. Napoli (7), R. Odor (10)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          K. Gausman (W, 8-7)8.27003805.371.6828.0
          Z. Britton (S, 7)0.10000003.441.807.0
          Total9.0700380---
          PITCHERSIP
          K. Gausman (W, 8-7)8.2
          Z. Britton (S, 7)0.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Bibens-Dirkx (L, 3-1)5.06443124.801.28-2.5
          T. Barnette3.00002605.351.4010.0
          J. Leclerc1.00001103.161.242.5
          Total9.0644682---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Bibens-Dirkx (L, 3-1)5.0
          T. Barnette3.0
          J. Leclerc1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 118-80, Z. Britton 3-2
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 10-5, Z. Britton 1-0
          • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 33, Z. Britton
          PITCHING
          • WP - J. Leclerc (3)
          • IBB - T. Barnette (3)
          • HBP - A. Bibens-Dirkx (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Bibens-Dirkx 92-54, T. Barnette 52-33, J. Leclerc 17-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Bibens-Dirkx 8-6, T. Barnette 4-0
          • Batters Faced - A. Bibens-Dirkx 25, T. Barnette 12, J. Leclerc 4
          • 3RD INNING
            Smith singled to right, Davis scored, Mancini to second40
            Mancini reached on fielder's choice to second, Schoop scored, Davis to third, Trumbo out at second30
          • 2ND INNING
            Joseph homered to left center20
            Mancini homered to left center10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Jose Leclerc relieved Tony Barnette
            • M. Machado: Machado fouled out to third
            • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Schoop walked
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
            • M. Trumbo: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Schoop to second on wild pitch, Foul, Trumbo lined out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • N. Mazara: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mazara walked
            • A. Beltre: Foul, Ball, Beltre grounded into double play third to second to first, Mazara out at second
            • M. Napoli: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Napoli walked
            • R. Odor: Odor singled to shallow left center, Napoli to second
            • Zach Britton relieved Kevin Gausman
            • C. Gomez: Foul, Ball, Gomez grounded out to second
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • T. Barnette Pitching:
            • S. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Smith grounded out to first
            • C. Joseph: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Joseph grounded out to pitcher
            • R. Tejada: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tejada walked
            • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Jones grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Joey Rickard in right
            • J. Gallo: Foul, Ball, Foul, Gallo grounded out to pitcher
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
            • E. Andrus: Andrus grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • T. Barnette Pitching:
            • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Machado safe at first on 3rd baseman Beltre fielding error, Machado to second
            • J. Schoop: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
            • C. Davis: Davis intentionally walked
            • M. Trumbo: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Trumbo struck out looking
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • R. Odor: Odor grounded out to first
            • C. Gomez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Lucroy grounded out to third
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Tony Barnette relieved Austin Bibens-Dirkx
            • C. Joseph: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
            • R. Tejada: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Tejada struck out looking
            • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike looking, Mazara struck out looking
            • A. Beltre: Beltre grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Napoli: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Napoli struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • A. Bibens-Dirkx Pitching:
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Davis hit by pitch
            • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Trumbo lined out to center
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Mancini lined out to second, Davis to third on 2nd baseman Odor fielding error
            • S. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Smith flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy lined out to right
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • S. Choo: Ball, Strike looking, Choo reached on an infield single to first
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Andrus flied out to left
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • A. Bibens-Dirkx Pitching:
            • R. Tejada: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Tejada grounded out to second
            • A. Jones: Foul, Foul, Jones grounded out to third
            • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Machado singled to left center
            • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Schoop flied out to left
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • A. Beltre: Ball, Ball, Beltre singled to left
            • M. Napoli: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Napoli grounded into double play third to second to first, Beltre out at second
            • R. Odor: Odor singled to left
            • C. Gomez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • A. Bibens-Dirkx Pitching:
            • M. Machado: Foul, Foul, Ball, Machado flied out to deep right
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop doubled to left center
            • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davis walked
            • M. Trumbo: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trumbo walked, Schoop to third, Davis to second
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Mancini reached on fielder's choice to second, Schoop scored, Davis to third, Trumbo out at second
            • S. Smith: Strike swinging, Smith singled to right, Davis scored, Mancini to second
            • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Joseph lined out to center
            • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • J. Gallo: Gallo flied out to deep center
            • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Choo singled to left
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Mazara struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • A. Bibens-Dirkx Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mancini homered to left center
            • S. Smith: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Smith grounded out to first
            • C. Joseph: Ball, Strike swinging, Joseph homered to left center
            • R. Tejada: Ball, Tejada safe at first on 1st baseman Napoli fielding error
            • A. Jones: Foul, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Jones grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Tejada out at second
            • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • M. Napoli: Strike looking, Napoli lined out to second
            • R. Odor: Strike looking, Odor flied out to deep center
            • C. Gomez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Gomez singled to right
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Gomez stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy grounded out to second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • A. Bibens-Dirkx Pitching:
            • A. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Jones doubled to left center
            • M. Machado: Ball, Machado grounded out to third
            • J. Schoop: Strike swinging, Schoop grounded out to third
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davis walked
            • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • K. Gausman Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choo walked
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Andrus reached on an infield single to shortstop, Choo to second
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Foul, Mazara grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Choo to third, Andrus out at second
            • A. Beltre: Strike (foul tip), Beltre grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)