Rangers’ Beltre takes AL monthly honors

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Updated: August 5, 2013

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre
has been named American League Player of the Month for July.

Beltre batted .369 with four doubles, nine home runs, 19 RBI and 13 runs
scored over a span of 26 games to earn his fourth career Player of the Month
Award.

The Dominican Republic native finished first in homers, second in slugging
percentage (.670), tied for second in hits, and tied for fifth in RBI among AL
players.

The three-time All-Star hit two home runs in a game twice (July 4, July 9) in
a week. He also went 4-for-4 with five RBI in the July 9th 8-4 victory against
the Baltimore Orioles.

Others receiving votes included Seattle’s Kyle Seager, Detroit’s Torii Hunter
and Victor Martinez, Los Angeles’ Mike Trout, Baltimore’s Adam Jones, and
Tampa Bay’s Wil Myers.