Down a run to the Oakland A’s in the bottom of the fifth inning yesterday, the Rangers’ Adrian Beltre found himself at the plate with the bases loaded and just one out. Now, in the two days prior, the Rangers were shutout twice by the Tigers, so the team (and their fans) were starved for some runs. Luckily, Adrian Beltre came through big with his 432nd home run – a grand slam – to really open things up.
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Because those runs gave the Rangers the lead – and ultimately, the win – Beltre was identified as the player of the game, something he was interviewed for just after the final inning concluded. But a grizzled veteran like Beltre knew better than to get lost in the hype of his own interview. Nope. Instead, he kept a watchful eye for his teammates with the water coolers and did everything he could – including wielding a broom – to avoid the celebratory shower:
… and he won. Adrian Beltre is the man.