Beltre, young sluggers homer as Rangers beat Twins 7-4

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Adrian Beltre will play as often as his troublesome hamstring will let him in the final month of his 21st and possibly final season.

And it will all be with the last-place Texas Rangers.

Beltre hit his 470th career homer after 23-year-old sluggers Nomar Mazara and Ronald Guzman went deep, helping the Rangers stop a five-game losing streak with a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night.

The 39-year-old Beltre was still with his team of the past eight seasons when the deadline passed for him to go to a contender and be eligible for the playoffs. That was good news to Texas manager Jeff Banister when the calendar turned to September.

''He'll get as many opportunities to play for the rest of the year that he's capable and healthy enough to go get,'' Banister said before the game. ''I think he deserves that. I think our players deserve that. I think our fans deserve that.

''I thought somebody might take a shot at him. Woke up this morning and happy that he's still with us.''

Beltre's homer leading off the fourth was the four-time All-Star's eighth of the season and hit No. 3,143 for his career, breaking a tie with Robin Yount for 17th on the career list.

If he can avoid further issues with a left hamstring that sent him to the disabled list twice this season, Beltre has a shot at catching George Brett to get into the top 15 all-time in hits. Brett had 3,154.

Mazara led off the second inning with his 18th home run and second in as many nights, matching his total from the previous 42 games. Guzman's 13th homer was a three-run shot that capped a four-run second to put the Rangers ahead for good at 4-2.

Texas' fourth homer was the 18th of the season for Rougned Odor, a solo drive in the seventh.

Yovani Gallardo (8-3) ended a streak of three winless starts, giving up six hits and three runs in five innings. Jose Leclerc struck out two in a perfect ninth for his eighth save in 12 opportunities.

Jake Cave homered for the second straight game for the Twins - the rookie's ninth of the year - and doubled and scored twice. Logan Forsythe had three hits and an RBI.

Jose Berrios (11-10) struck out six in four innings, but all three hits he allowed were homers. He gave up five runs. The right-hander hasn't won since Aug. 4.

''As a competitor, nobody wants to finish the season the way my few games have been,'' Berrios said through a translator. ''Let's just keep looking forward and get ready for the next game.''

ROSTER EXPANSIONS

The Twins added catcher Chris Gimenez, outfielder Johnny Field and pitchers Andrew Vasquez and Tyler Duffey from Triple-A Rochester for the Sept. 1 roster expansion. ... The Rangers added lefty reliever Zac Curtis, who was claimed on waivers from Philadelphia in August.

DIFFERING DEBUTS

The 24-year-old Vasquez had a shaky big league debut with two errors that helped the Rangers score an unearned run in the fifth. He dropped a throw trying to cover first base on a grounder by Shin-Soo Choo, and an errant pickoff attempt allowed Choo to score from third.

Rangers right-hander Connor Sadzeck's first three pitches in the majors were 99-mph fastballs, and then he struck out Mitch Garver swinging on a 79-mph curveball with two runners on to end the sixth. The 26-year-old has appeared in 155 games in the minors since 2012.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Twins: Right-handed reliever Matt Belisle (right knee injury) was activated from the disabled list.

Rangers: Right-hander Bartolo Colon (lower back strain) and outfielder Delino DeShields (fractured right middle finger) were activated from the 10-day disabled list. Colon, however, won't start Sunday as Banister had indicated. Banister said the 45-year-old in his 21st season was dealing with an illness. ... Left-handed reliever Zac Curtis was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock.

UP NEXT

The Twins plan to use lefty reliever Gabriel Moya (3-0, 4.73 ERA) as the starter in the series finale. Manager Paul Molitor said Zack Littell, who has been with Triple-A Rochester since early July, likely will be used as the next pitcher. It would be the 23-year-old Moya's first career start after 31 relief appearances over two seasons. Rangers LHP Yohander Mendez (0-1, 14.73) is set for his second career start after getting sent to the minors for violating team rules in June.

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  • W: Y. Gallardo (8-3)L: J. Berrios (11-10)S: J. Leclerc (8)
  • HR: MIN - J. Cave (9), TEX - A. Beltre (8), R. Odor (18), N. Mazara (18), R. Guzman (14)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Mauer 1B42200000.278.350.379.7295.0
L. Forsythe 2B40310000.247.321.319.6405.0
J. Polanco SS40000004.269.330.399.7290.0
M. Sano 3B40000022.202.283.407.690-1.0
M. Kepler RF30000101.227.317.422.7381.0
M. Garver C30000012.264.333.418.751-0.5
W. Astudillo C10000000.259.286.444.7300.0
J. Cave CF42211010.263.312.489.8018.5
T. Austin DH30110120.238.300.525.8252.0
R. Grossman LF30000002.256.338.361.6990.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Choo LF41000000.275.385.464.8491.0
    D. DeShields CF00000000.204.303.272.5750.0
    R. Odor 2B41211010.268.343.474.8176.5
    E. Andrus SS40000012.266.317.378.695-0.5
    N. Mazara RF41111011.263.324.445.7695.5
    A. Beltre DH41111011.271.329.387.7175.5
    J. Profar 3B31000110.254.341.448.7891.5
    J. Gallo CF-LF21000120.207.318.492.8101.0
    R. Guzman 1B21131100.235.312.419.7319.0
    I. Kiner-Falefa C30000001.264.328.369.6970.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Mauer (23), L. Forsythe (15), J. Cave (11)
      • HR - J. Cave (9)
      • RBI - L. Forsythe (23), J. Cave (29), T. Austin (34)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Cave (15)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Kepler, M. Garver 2 (2), R. Grossman
      BATTING
      • HR - R. Odor (18), N. Mazara (18), A. Beltre (8), R. Guzman (14)
      • RBI - R. Odor (61), N. Mazara (65), A. Beltre (48), R. Guzman 3 (52)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Odor (15)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Beltre, I. Kiner-Falefa
      FIELDING
      • E - A. Vasquez 2 (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Andrus-Odor-Guzman; Andrus-Guzman)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Berrios (L, 11-10)4.03553633.921.15-1.0
      A. Vasquez0.21100000.001.50-1.0
      A. Busenitz1.10000104.501.683.5
      O. Drake1.01110015.981.501.0
      A. Reed1.00000004.701.433.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Berrios (L, 11-10)4.0
      A. Vasquez0.2
      A. Busenitz1.1
      O. Drake1.0
      A. Reed1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Y. Gallardo (W, 8-3)5.06331115.971.5512.5
      Z. Curtis (H, 1)0.20001001.741.65-1.0
      C. Sadzeck (H, 1)0.10000100.000.000.5
      J. Springs (H, 2)1.00000102.551.423.5
      C. Martin1.02110104.721.280.5
      J. Leclerc (S, 8)1.00000201.780.8711.0
      PITCHERSIP
      Y. Gallardo (W, 8-3)5.0
      Z. Curtis (H, 1)0.2
      C. Sadzeck (H, 1)0.1
      J. Springs (H, 2)1.0
      C. Martin1.0
      J. Leclerc (S, 8)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Berrios 88-51, A. Vasquez 16-9, A. Busenitz 20-15, O. Drake 18-11, A. Reed 10-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Berrios 3-3, A. Vasquez 2-1, A. Busenitz 1-2, O. Drake 2-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Berrios 18, A. Vasquez 4, A. Busenitz 4, O. Drake 4, A. Reed 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - Y. Gallardo (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Gallardo 84-50, Z. Curtis 13-7, C. Sadzeck 4-3, J. Springs 7-6, C. Martin 17-12, J. Leclerc 12-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Gallardo 6-6, J. Springs 1-1, C. Martin 1-1
      • Batters Faced - Y. Gallardo 20, Z. Curtis 3, C. Sadzeck, J. Springs 3, C. Martin 5, J. Leclerc 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      J. Mauer 1B42200000.278.350.379.7295.0
      L. Forsythe 2B40310000.247.321.319.6405.0
      J. Polanco SS40000004.269.330.399.7290.0
      M. Sano 3B40000022.202.283.407.690-1.0
      M. Kepler RF30000101.227.317.422.7381.0
      M. Garver C30000012.264.333.418.751-0.5
      W. Astudillo C10000000.259.286.444.7300.0
      J. Cave CF42211010.263.312.489.8018.5
      T. Austin DH30110120.238.300.525.8252.0
      R. Grossman LF30000002.256.338.361.6990.0
      Total3348312611-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        S. Choo LF41000000.275.385.464.8491.0
        D. DeShields CF00000000.204.303.272.5750.0
        R. Odor 2B41211010.268.343.474.8176.5
        E. Andrus SS40000012.266.317.378.695-0.5
        N. Mazara RF41111011.263.324.445.7695.5
        A. Beltre DH41111011.271.329.387.7175.5
        J. Profar 3B31000110.254.341.448.7891.5
        J. Gallo CF-LF21000120.207.318.492.8101.0
        R. Guzman 1B21131100.235.312.419.7319.0
        I. Kiner-Falefa C30000001.264.328.369.6970.0
        Total307564375-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Mauer (23), L. Forsythe (15), J. Cave (11)
          • HR - J. Cave (9)
          • RBI - L. Forsythe (23), J. Cave (29), T. Austin (34)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Cave (15)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Kepler, M. Garver 2 (2), R. Grossman
          BATTING
          • HR - R. Odor (18), N. Mazara (18), A. Beltre (8), R. Guzman (14)
          • RBI - R. Odor (61), N. Mazara (65), A. Beltre (48), R. Guzman 3 (52)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Odor (15)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Beltre, I. Kiner-Falefa
          FIELDING
          • E - A. Vasquez 2 (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Andrus-Odor-Guzman; Andrus-Guzman)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Berrios (L, 11-10)4.03553633.921.15-1.0
          A. Vasquez0.21100000.001.50-1.0
          A. Busenitz1.10000104.501.683.5
          O. Drake1.01110015.981.501.0
          A. Reed1.00000004.701.433.0
          Total8.0576374---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Berrios (L, 11-10)4.0
          A. Vasquez0.2
          A. Busenitz1.1
          O. Drake1.0
          A. Reed1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          Y. Gallardo (W, 8-3)5.06331115.971.5512.5
          Z. Curtis (H, 1)0.20001001.741.65-1.0
          C. Sadzeck (H, 1)0.10000100.000.000.5
          J. Springs (H, 2)1.00000102.551.423.5
          C. Martin1.02110104.721.280.5
          J. Leclerc (S, 8)1.00000201.780.8711.0
          Total9.0844261---
          PITCHERSIP
          Y. Gallardo (W, 8-3)5.0
          Z. Curtis (H, 1)0.2
          C. Sadzeck (H, 1)0.1
          J. Springs (H, 2)1.0
          C. Martin1.0
          J. Leclerc (S, 8)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Berrios 88-51, A. Vasquez 16-9, A. Busenitz 20-15, O. Drake 18-11, A. Reed 10-5
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Berrios 3-3, A. Vasquez 2-1, A. Busenitz 1-2, O. Drake 2-1
          • Batters Faced - J. Berrios 18, A. Vasquez 4, A. Busenitz 4, O. Drake 4, A. Reed 3
          PITCHING
          • WP - Y. Gallardo (5)
          • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Gallardo 84-50, Z. Curtis 13-7, C. Sadzeck 4-3, J. Springs 7-6, C. Martin 17-12, J. Leclerc 12-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Gallardo 6-6, J. Springs 1-1, C. Martin 1-1
          • Batters Faced - Y. Gallardo 20, Z. Curtis 3, C. Sadzeck, J. Springs 3, C. Martin 5, J. Leclerc 3
          • 8TH INNING
            Forsythe singled to right, Mauer scored47
          • 7TH INNING
            Odor homered to right center37
          • 5TH INNING
            Choo scored, Odor to second on Vasquez throwing error36
            Austin singled to right center, Cave scored35
          • 4TH INNING
            Beltre homered to left25
          • 2ND INNING
            Guzman homered to right center, Profar and Gallo scored24
            Mazara homered to center21
            Cave homered to right center20
          • 1ST INNING
            Mauer scored on wild pitch10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Jose Leclerc relieved Chris Martin
            • W. Astudillo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Astudillo flied out to center
            • J. Cave: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Cave struck out looking
            • T. Austin: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Chris Martin relieved Jeffrey Springs
            • Delino DeShields in center field
            • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Ball, Mauer doubled to deep left
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Forsythe singled to right, Mauer scored
            • J. Polanco: Polanco popped out to third
            • M. Sano: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
            • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Kepler grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Addison Reed relieved Oliver Drake
            • Willians Astudillo catching
            • N. Mazara: Mazara flied out to center
            • A. Beltre: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Beltre flied out to deep left
            • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Profar flied out to left
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Jeffrey Springs relieved Connor Sadzeck
            • J. Cave: Strike looking, Cave grounded out to first
            • T. Austin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
            • R. Grossman: Grossman lined out to right
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Oliver Drake relieved Alan Busenitz
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Kiner-Falefa grounded out to third
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Choo grounded out to first
            • R. Odor: Ball, Odor homered to right center
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Andrus flied out to shallow center
            • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Y. Gallardo Pitching:
            • L. Forsythe: Forsythe doubled to deep center
            • Zac Curtis relieved Yovani Gallardo
            • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Polanco fouled out to first
            • M. Sano: Ball, Foul, Sano lined out to second
            • M. Kepler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kepler walked
            • Connor Sadzeck relieved Zac Curtis
            • M. Garver: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Garver struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Busenitz Pitching:
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Profar lined out to left
            • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Guzman grounded out to second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • Y. Gallardo Pitching:
            • J. Cave: Ball, Strike looking, Cave doubled to deep left
            • T. Austin: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Austin singled to right center, Cave scored
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Grossman grounded out to shortstop, Austin out at second
            • J. Mauer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Mauer grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Andrew Vasquez relieved Jose Berrios
            • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Choo safe at first on Vasquez fielding error
            • R. Odor: Ball, Odor singled to center, Choo to third
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Foul, Andrus flied out to right
            • N. Mazara: Choo scored, Odor to second on Vasquez throwing error, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Mazara grounded out to pitcher, Odor to third
            • Alan Busenitz relieved Andrew Vasquez
            • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Beltre lined out to center
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 2 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • Y. Gallardo Pitching:
            • M. Sano: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Sano struck out on foul tip
            • M. Kepler: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kepler flied out to deep left
            • M. Garver: Ball, Ball, Garver grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Berrios Pitching:
            • A. Beltre: Ball, Strike swinging, Beltre homered to left
            • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Profar struck out swinging
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Guzman walked
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Kiner-Falefa flied out to deep left
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • Y. Gallardo Pitching:
            • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Ball, Mauer lined out to left
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Forsythe grounded out to second
            • J. Polanco: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Polanco flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Berrios Pitching:
            • R. Odor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
            • E. Andrus: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Andrus grounded out to third
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Mazara struck out looking
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • Y. Gallardo Pitching:
            • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Ball, Kepler grounded out to first
            • M. Garver: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Garver popped out to shortstop
            • J. Cave: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cave homered to right center
            • T. Austin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Austin walked
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Grossman popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Berrios Pitching:
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Mazara homered to center
            • A. Beltre: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Beltre struck out swinging
            • J. Profar: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Profar walked
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Gallo walked, Profar to second
            • R. Guzman: Guzman homered to right center, Profar and Gallo scored
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Ball, Kiner-Falefa grounded out to third
            • S. Choo: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Choo lined out to center
            • End of the 2nd (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • Y. Gallardo Pitching:
            • J. Mauer: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Mauer singled to right
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Forsythe singled to right, Mauer to second
            • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Strike looking, Polanco grounded out to second, Mauer to third, Forsythe out at second
            • M. Sano: Ball, Mauer scored on wild pitch, Sano flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Berrios Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Strike swinging, Choo lined out to left
            • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Odor grounded out to pitcher
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Andrus struck out looking
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)