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Beltre reaches milestone with single

Rangers 3B ties Carew for most hits by player from Latin America
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OAKLAND -- Adrian Beltre singled leading off the second inning of Tuesday night's 4-1 win over the A's, moving him into a tie with Rod Carew for most hits ever by a player from Latin America.

Beltre's single off of Athletics pitcher Kendall Graveman gives him 3,053 for his career. That ties him with Carew, who is from Panama, for 25th all-time overall and first among players from Latin America. Beltre is a native of the Dominican Republic and is already the career leader from that country.

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OAKLAND -- Adrian Beltre singled leading off the second inning of Tuesday night's 4-1 win over the A's, moving him into a tie with Rod Carew for most hits ever by a player from Latin America.

Beltre's single off of Athletics pitcher Kendall Graveman gives him 3,053 for his career. That ties him with Carew, who is from Panama, for 25th all-time overall and first among players from Latin America. Beltre is a native of the Dominican Republic and is already the career leader from that country.

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Carew spent 19 years in the big leagues with the Twins and Angels from 1967-85. He won six batting titles and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991. Next up ahead of Beltre is Rickey Henderson with 3,055 hits.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.

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