Stat Line Of The Night — 8/22/12 — Adrian Beltre
Exactly five years ago yesterday, the Texas Rangers lit up the scoreboard with an astonishing 30 runs against the Baltimore Orioles, setting the mark for most runs in a single game since the Chicago Colts set a Major League record with 36 runs of their own back in 1897. Fast forward to last night, as the Rangers couldn’t quite equal their mark of 30 against the Orioles, but they were still able to put up an impressive 12 runs, thanks in large part to Adrian Beltre’s huge night at the plate.
It all started in the second inning, when the Rangers’ third baseman belted a solo shot to center field to give his team the 1-0 lead. He would follow that up with not one, but two two-run blasts in the fourth inning, as the Rangers sent 12 batters to the plate and scored a total of nine runs during the inning, en route to their 12-3 victory.
Beltre was a key catalyst in the victory, as he finished the game with three home runs and five RBIs is five at bats, earning him “The Stat Line of the Night” for Wednesday, August 22, 2012.