117245338 Rangers Pound On Mets To Get Big 8 1 Win

Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers celebrates a run with Yorvit Torrealba during play against the New York Mets at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON (AP) – Matt Harrison pitched seven strong innings, Adrian Beltre snapped a 13-game homerless drought and the Texas Rangers beat the New York Mets 8-1 on Friday night.

Michael Young and Josh Hamilton also went deep for the AL West-leading Rangers. It was the 100th career homer for Hamilton.

Harrison (6-6) gave up one run and seven hits. He has allowed one earned run or less in five of his last six starts.

Beltre’s 13th homer of the season, his first since June 8, capped a three-run outburst in the first off Mike Pelfrey (4-6).

Pelfrey, coming off a complete-game victory at home last Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels, gave up four runs over six innings.

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