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[July 31, 2017]
July 30 (The Sports Xchange) -
Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre became the 31st player in
major league history to record 3,000 hits Sunday when he ripped a
bouncing double on a 3-0 pitch down the third base line in the
bottom of the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles.
Beltre became the first player in a Rangers uniform to reach 3,000
hits, and the first player to reach the milestone in Arlington,
Texas. He also became the first Dominican-born player to reach 3,000
hits in his career.
The New York Yankees acquired left-hander Jaime Garcia from the
Minnesota Twins, and the starting pitcher will be changing teams for
the second time in less than a week.
Garcia, a free agent after the season, joined the Twins on Monday
after the Atlanta Braves dealt him, catcher Anthony Recker and cash
considerations for a minor league pitching prospect.
The Kansas City Royals acquired outfielder Melky Cabrera and cash
considerations from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for minor
league pitchers Andre Davis and A.J. Puckett.
Cabrera, who is in the final season of a three-year contract with
the White Sox, rejoins the Royals after spending 2011 with the club.
Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Chris Owings broke the middle
finger on his right hand while fouling off a pitch.
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Owings tried to avoid a 92 mph fastball from St.
Louis' Lance Lynn, but plate umpire D.J. Reyburn said the ball hit
the bat. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo argued briefly that Owings
was hit by the pitch, but the call stood after a brief conference of
Los Angeles Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun left the game against
the Toronto Blue Jays with a sore right hamstring.
Calhoun will have an MRI exam Monday. He was replaced by pinch
runner Shane Robinson in the third inning.
Lee May, who hit 354 career home runs playing for four major league
teams, died Saturday. He was 74.
No cause of death has been announced.
May played parts of 18 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles,
Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals. He was a
three-time All-Star (1969, 1971, 1972) and led the American League
in RBIs with 109 as a member of the Orioles in 1976.
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