G106: Beltre powers Mariners to 7-5 win over Texas

A few years back when Seattle brought in Adrian Beltre, it was with the promise that he’d provide a major stick to their lineup. Would be the big power masher. That never happened for the most part, but in this game it did. Adrian Beltre led the Mariners to the win over the Rangers. He went two for four this game. Both of the two were home runs. One was a three run shot in the first, and the other was a solo jack later in the game.
That wasn’t the only power from Seattle. Raul Ibanez & Bryan LaHair both had solo home runs. LaHair’s was his first career home run.
Scott Feldman started the game for Texas, and was definitely not the guy he’s been for this season. It will take more than one start to convince me, but there’s been some talk lately of moving Feldman to the pen because his innings are way up for him. It could be any number of things, but if there’s too many of these kinds of outings, it may be something to look into.
The Rangers offense got to Felix Hernandez a bit, touching him up for four runs (three earned) in six innings. Technically a quality start, but definitely not the kind of performance that Hernandez brings to the hill. The Rangers had six walks and eleven hits. Of all that, only two were extra base hits – both doubles by Ian Kinsler. It was single city this game.