Beltre hits for cycle in Seattle’s 12-6 win

ARLINGTON, Texas — Adrian Beltre hit for the cycle and had five hits to help the Seattle Mariners win their fourth straight game, beating the Texas Rangers 12-6 on Monday night.

Beltre, who had the third five-hit game of his career, became the fourth Mariners player to hit for the cycle with an RBI triple off Josh Rupe in the eighth.

Beltre homered in the second, had an RBI single in the fourth and singled in the sixth off Rangers starter Matt Harrison. He doubled off Rangers reliever Luis Mendoza (3-7) in Seattle’s four-run seventh.

Beltre’s bid for a six-hit game came up short when he grounded out in the ninth.

John Olerud was the last Mariner to hit for the cycle, doing so on June 16, 2001 against the San Diego Padres.

Arizona’s Scott Drew hit for the cycle earlier Monday against St. Louis. It was the first time two players hit for the cycle on the same day since Sept. 17, 1920, when Bobby Veach of the Detroit Tigers and George Burns of the New York Giants did it, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Beltre also became the fourth Seattle player ever to score five runs.

Sean Green (4-4) pitched three scoreless innings in relief to help the Mariners post their first four-game winning streak of the season.

Josh Hamilton homered and drove in his 118th RBI, and Taylor Teagarden hit a three-run blast after being recalled earlier in the day.

The Mariners, who trailed 6-4, scored a run on Jamie Burke’s single in the sixth and four more in the seventh.

After Mendoza retired the leadoff man in the seventh, the next six Seattle batters reached base.

Raul Ibanez tied the game at 6 with an RBI single to set the stage for Jeremy Reed, who was pinch hitting for Wladimir Balentien.

Reed grounded a single under the glove of second baseman Joaquin Arias to put the Mariners ahead 8-6. Burke hit a sacrifice fly to cap Seattle’s scoring in the seventh.

Seattle pounded out a season-high 20 hits and equaled their season-best with 12 runs.

Mariners starter Carlos Silva allowed six runs and 10 hits after being activated from the disabled list before the game.

Harrison allowed five runs and 10 hits in 5 2-3 innings for the Rangers, who lost for the 10th time in 12 home games.

Teagarden, who was a member of the bronze medal winning team in the Olympics, replaced an injured Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the fifth after being recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma before the game on the first day of expanded rosters.

His three-run home run capped a five-run fifth that put the Rangers ahead 6-4.

Beltre homered for the third time in two games leading off the second.

Notes: Rangers manager Ron Washington, a resident of New Orleans

in the offseason, said his home escaped serious damage after Hurricane Gustav hit southern Louisiana on Monday. Washington has 10 family members who fled the storm staying at his home in Texas. … Balentien snapped an 0-for-18 slump with two hits. … Rangers hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo was back on the bench and in uniform for the first time since undergoing knee replacement surgery July 25.

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