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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