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Beltre hits his hardest HR of '16 from 1 knee

Rangers 3B drives ball 107.6 mph, according to Statcast
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HOUSTON -- For his 30th home run of the season, Adrian Beltre went to his signature move. He finished his swing on one knee, and the result was his hardest-hit homer of the season, according to Statcast™, to get the Rangers on the board in their 3-2 win over the Astros on Tuesday night.

Beltre's home run left his bat at 107.6 mph and went a projected 425 feet, just shy of the train tracks in left field at Minute Maid Park. The exit velocity topped his previous season-high, which was a 106.9 mph home run against Mariners left-hander Vidal Nuno on Aug. 31.

HOUSTON -- For his 30th home run of the season, Adrian Beltre went to his signature move. He finished his swing on one knee, and the result was his hardest-hit homer of the season, according to Statcast™, to get the Rangers on the board in their 3-2 win over the Astros on Tuesday night.

Beltre's home run left his bat at 107.6 mph and went a projected 425 feet, just shy of the train tracks in left field at Minute Maid Park. The exit velocity topped his previous season-high, which was a 106.9 mph home run against Mariners left-hander Vidal Nuno on Aug. 31.

Beltre reached the 30-homer mark for the fifth time in his career, and third with the Rangers. Only Rafael Palmeiro and Juan Gonzalez have had more 30 home run seasons with the Rangers, each doing it six times.

The home run on Tuesday also continued Beltre's climb up the all-time home run list. It was his 443rd career home run, breaking a tie with Dave Kingman at No. 40. Next up are Vladimir Guerrero and Jeff Bagwell at 449.

Ryan Posner is a reporter for MLB.com based in Texas

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