Rookie's 1st hit, Beltre 3B send Rangers past Rockies 5-2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jose Trevino went from preparing for a game in Double-A to playing twice in less than 24 hours for the Texas Rangers, and delivering a tying RBI with his first big league hit.

The rookie catcher's single in the seventh inning tied Saturday's game against the Colorado Rockies, and 39-year-old active career hits leader Adrian Beltre put the Rangers ahead with a two-run triple in the eighth as they stopped a seven-game skid with a 5-2 victory.

''I couldn't tell you if I was more excited to get the tying RBI or my first hit, but I knew if I got the RBI, it'd be a hit,'' Trevino said. ''It's been crazy, just trying to soak it all in and slow it down.''

Trevino was going through his pregame workouts Friday at Frisco, about 35 miles from the Rangers' ballpark, when he got the late call-up to the big leagues. Rangers starting catcher Robinson Chirinos was going to serve his one-game MLB suspension for the scuffle after a home plate collision with Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

Carlos Perez started Friday night behind the plate, but he injured his right ankle in the second inning, and Trevino quickly made his big league debut.

''No time to be nervous,'' Trevino said.

When Perez got to the ballpark Saturday for a day game, he found out he was in the starting lineup. Perez went on the 10-day disabled list, and Chirinos was still sore from the collision.

''He's handled it great. To be forced into duty on a night when he came in as kind of an emergency,'' manager Jeff Banister said. ''That at-bat at the end there (Saturday) was tremendous. He needs to be proud of himself.''

Rougned Odor led off the Texas seventh with triple. He scored on a double by Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who came home when Trevino grounded a ball through the left side of the infield to tie the game at 2.

Beltre, who has been on the disabled list twice this season because of a strained left hamstring, got the triple on a fly ball that went over the head of right fielder Carlos Gonzalez and ricocheted off the bottom half of the outfield wall. It was Beltre's 3,095th career hit.

''As soon as I hit it, I knew it was enough to score the runs, so that's all I cared,'' Beltre said.

''Off the bat, it looked like it was going to go over the fence. I tried to do as much as possible,'' Gonzalez said. ''I guess we can say we got lucky that it didn't go over the fence.''

Delino DeShields drew a leadoff walk against Harrison Musgrave (0-2), and went to third on Jurickson Profar's single before the 38th career triple for Beltre, who is in his 21st season. Pinch-runner Ryan Rua came home on Odor's sacrifice fly.

Jose Leclerc (2-2) struck out two in a perfect eighth and Keone Kela worked the ninth for his 15th save, the most in the majors without a blown chance.

Rangers starter Mike Minor struck out six while matching his season long with seven innings. He had a balk and a wild pitch, both playing into the Rockies runs.

Ian Desmond walked in the second and advanced on a balk before a two-out single by Gonzalez. D.J. LeMahieu had a leadoff single in the sixth, and was at third after a wild pitch before coming home on Nolan Arenado's sac fly.

But Minor worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh.

''To keep the score the way it was, to give our guys that little energy level to say `Hey, we're still in this','' Banister said. ''If we give up a couple of runs there, it's probably a little different situation.''

GETTING ON BASE

Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo had a leadoff walk in the first, before adding two hits. He has reached base in 30 consecutive games for the longest streak in the American League this season.

STARTING FREE

Colorado left-hander Kyle Freeland, who won all four of his interleague starts as a rookie last season, permitted two runs and eight hits in seven innings.

''He's made great strides. I think there's a confidence level there to utilize a couple of different pitches,'' manager Bud Black said. ''He's limiting mistakes, especially with runners on base. We're seeing growth before our eyes.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: SS Elvis Andrus, out since fracturing his right elbow April 11, was moved from Frisco to Triple-A Round Rock. He could rejoin the Rangers as early as Monday.

UP NEXT

RHP Yovani Gallardo, who has pitched for three different major league teams since leaving his hometown Rangers after the 2015 season, is expected to start the series finale for Texas. He has been at Triple-A since signing a minor league deal in April after being designated for assignment by Cincinnati. RHP Jon Gray, with a 7.98 ERA his last six starts, goes for the Rockies.

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  • W: J. Leclerc (2-2)L: H. Musgrave (0-2)S: K. Kela (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 2B41100003.278.327.433.7602.0
C. Blackmon CF40000021.279.357.489.846-1.0
N. Arenado 3B30010000.308.401.550.9511.0
T. Story SS40000020.268.339.521.860-1.0
I. Desmond 1B31100110.205.273.423.6952.5
T. Murphy DH30100121.375.412.500.9122.0
C. Gonzalez RF40110003.263.312.427.7392.0
C. Iannetta C30100112.233.339.397.7361.5
N. Cuevas LF30000014.271.303.341.645-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Choo RF30200101.275.387.464.8513.0
    D. DeShields CF31100102.220.323.298.6215.0
    J. Profar SS41100003.239.313.440.7532.0
    A. Beltre DH40120012.329.386.448.8334.5
    R. Rua PR-DH01000000.163.207.267.4741.0
    R. Odor 2B31110010.216.289.311.6004.5
    I. Kiner-Falefa 3B41110010.244.319.347.6673.5
    J. Gallo LF40100011.202.295.460.7550.5
    R. Guzman 1B30100002.220.292.411.7031.0
    J. Trevino C30110002.143.143.143.2862.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Murphy (2)
      • SF - N. Arenado (3)
      • RBI - N. Arenado (41), C. Gonzalez (27)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Gonzalez (12)
      BATTING
      • 2B - I. Kiner-Falefa (10)
      • 3B - A. Beltre, R. Odor
      • SF - R. Odor (2)
      • RBI - A. Beltre 2 (19), R. Odor (15), I. Kiner-Falefa (19), J. Trevino
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Trevino
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - D. DeShields (13)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Story-Desmond; Story)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Freeland7.08221303.591.2414.5
      H. Musgrave (L, 0-2)0.02331004.191.14-11.0
      B. Shaw1.00000106.881.823.5
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Freeland7.0
      H. Musgrave (L, 0-2)0.0
      B. Shaw1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Minor7.05222605.351.3018.0
      J. Leclerc (W, 2-2)1.00000201.820.9711.0
      K. Kela (S, 15)1.00001104.071.159.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Minor7.0
      J. Leclerc (W, 2-2)1.0
      K. Kela (S, 15)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 106-70, H. Musgrave 15-6, B. Shaw 13-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 6-10, B. Shaw 1-1
      • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 28, H. Musgrave 3, B. Shaw 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Minor (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Minor 102-62, J. Leclerc 11-8, K. Kela 20-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Minor 5-10, J. Leclerc 1-0, K. Kela 2-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Minor 28, J. Leclerc 3, K. Kela 4
      • Balks - M. Minor
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      D. LeMahieu 2B41100003.278.327.433.7602.0
      C. Blackmon CF40000021.279.357.489.846-1.0
      N. Arenado 3B30010000.308.401.550.9511.0
      T. Story SS40000020.268.339.521.860-1.0
      I. Desmond 1B31100110.205.273.423.6952.5
      T. Murphy DH30100121.375.412.500.9122.0
      C. Gonzalez RF40110003.263.312.427.7392.0
      C. Iannetta C30100112.233.339.397.7361.5
      N. Cuevas LF30000014.271.303.341.645-0.5
      Total3125203914-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        S. Choo RF30200101.275.387.464.8513.0
        D. DeShields CF31100102.220.323.298.6215.0
        J. Profar SS41100003.239.313.440.7532.0
        A. Beltre DH40120012.329.386.448.8334.5
        R. Rua PR-DH01000000.163.207.267.4741.0
        R. Odor 2B31110010.216.289.311.6004.5
        I. Kiner-Falefa 3B41110010.244.319.347.6673.5
        J. Gallo LF40100011.202.295.460.7550.5
        R. Guzman 1B30100002.220.292.411.7031.0
        J. Trevino C30110002.143.143.143.2862.0
        Total31510502413-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - T. Murphy (2)
          • SF - N. Arenado (3)
          • RBI - N. Arenado (41), C. Gonzalez (27)
          • 2-Out RBI - C. Gonzalez (12)
          BATTING
          • 2B - I. Kiner-Falefa (10)
          • 3B - A. Beltre, R. Odor
          • SF - R. Odor (2)
          • RBI - A. Beltre 2 (19), R. Odor (15), I. Kiner-Falefa (19), J. Trevino
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Trevino
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - D. DeShields (13)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Story-Desmond; Story)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          K. Freeland7.08221303.591.2414.5
          H. Musgrave (L, 0-2)0.02331004.191.14-11.0
          B. Shaw1.00000106.881.823.5
          Total8.01055240---
          PITCHERSIP
          K. Freeland7.0
          H. Musgrave (L, 0-2)0.0
          B. Shaw1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Minor7.05222605.351.3018.0
          J. Leclerc (W, 2-2)1.00000201.820.9711.0
          K. Kela (S, 15)1.00001104.071.159.5
          Total9.0522390---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Minor7.0
          J. Leclerc (W, 2-2)1.0
          K. Kela (S, 15)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 106-70, H. Musgrave 15-6, B. Shaw 13-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 6-10, B. Shaw 1-1
          • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 28, H. Musgrave 3, B. Shaw 3
          PITCHING
          • WP - M. Minor (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Minor 102-62, J. Leclerc 11-8, K. Kela 20-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Minor 5-10, J. Leclerc 1-0, K. Kela 2-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Minor 28, J. Leclerc 3, K. Kela 4
          • Balks - M. Minor
          • 8TH INNING
            Odor hit sacrifice fly to right, Rua scored25
            Beltre tripled to deep right, DeShields and Profar scored24
          • 7TH INNING
            Trevino singled to left, Kiner-Falefa scored22
            Kiner-Falefa doubled to deep right, Odor scored21
          • 6TH INNING
            Arenado hit sacrifice fly to center, LeMahieu scored20
          • 2ND INNING
            Gonzalez singled to center, Desmond scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Keone Kela relieved Jose Leclerc
            • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Desmond grounded out to pitcher
            • T. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Murphy walked
            • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez reached on fielder's choice to second, Murphy out at second
            • C. Iannetta: Ball, Gonzalez to second on fielder's indifference, Gonzalez stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Jose Leclerc relieved Mike Minor
            • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
            • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Arenado grounded out to third
            • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Harrison Musgrave relieved Kyle Freeland
            • D. DeShields: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, DeShields walked
            • J. Profar: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Profar singled to left, DeShields to third
            • A. Beltre: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Beltre tripled to deep right, DeShields and Profar scored
            • Bryan Shaw relieved Harrison Musgrave
            • Ryan Rua ran for Adrian Beltre
            • R. Odor: Ball, Foul, Odor hit sacrifice fly to right, Rua scored
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Kiner-Falefa struck out swinging
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Gallo grounded out to first
            • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • I. Desmond: Ball, Desmond singled to left center
            • T. Murphy: Murphy doubled to deep left, Desmond to third
            • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Gonzalez flied out to center
            • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Iannetta walked
            • N. Cuevas: Cuevas popped out to second
            • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • K. Freeland Pitching:
            • R. Odor: Strike looking, Odor tripled to deep center
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike swinging, Ball, Kiner-Falefa doubled to deep right, Odor scored
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Foul, Gallo flied out to left
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Guzman grounded out to shortstop, Kiner-Falefa to third
            • J. Trevino: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Trevino singled to left, Kiner-Falefa scored
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Choo flied out to deep left
            • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, LeMahieu singled to left center
            • C. Blackmon: Foul, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to third, LeMahieu to second
            • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu to third on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Foul, Arenado hit sacrifice fly to center, LeMahieu scored
            • T. Story: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Story lined out to right
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • K. Freeland Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Choo singled to center
            • D. DeShields: DeShields reached on bunt single to pitcher, Choo to second
            • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Profar lined into double play shortstop, Choo out at second
            • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, DeShields stole second, Beltre grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • T. Murphy: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
            • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez grounded out to second
            • C. Iannetta: Ball, Ball, Ball, Iannetta singled to left
            • N. Cuevas: Ball, Cuevas lined out to center
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • K. Freeland Pitching:
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kiner-Falefa grounded out to third
            • J. Gallo: Gallo singled to left
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Strike looking, Guzman lined out to right
            • J. Trevino: Strike looking, Foul, Trevino flied out to center
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • N. Arenado: Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado grounded out to shortstop
            • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Story popped out to shortstop
            • I. Desmond: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • K. Freeland Pitching:
            • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Profar lined out to right
            • A. Beltre: Beltre grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • N. Cuevas: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Cuevas struck out looking
            • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu flied out to deep right
            • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • K. Freeland Pitching:
            • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Guzman singled to left
            • J. Trevino: Trevino grounded into double play shortstop to first, Guzman out at second
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Choo singled to left
            • D. DeShields: DeShields flied out to right
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
            • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Desmond walked
            • T. Murphy: Strike looking, Desmond to second on balk, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Murphy struck out looking
            • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez singled to center, Desmond scored
            • C. Iannetta: Ball, Foul, Iannetta lined out to left
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • K. Freeland Pitching:
            • R. Odor: Ball, Odor popped out to shortstop
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kiner-Falefa grounded out to second
            • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Minor Pitching:
            • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu lined out to second
            • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon grounded out to first
            • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • K. Freeland Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Choo walked
            • D. DeShields: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, DeShields flied out to right
            • J. Profar: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Profar popped out to second
            • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Beltre struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)