Beltre’s third cycle boosts Rangers
• TEXAS 12, HOUSTON 9: Adrian Beltre became the first major leaguer since the 1930s to hit for his third career cycle Monday, and the host Rangers held on to defeat the AL West leaders. All three of Beltre’s cycles have come at the Rangers’ ballpark, including one on Aug. 24, 2012 against the Twins. Colby Lewis earned his fourth consecutive victory but gave up seven runs and 10 hits, including three homers.
• BALTIMORE 9, OAKLAND 2: Chris Davis hit a three-run shot in the first inning for his 27th homer, leading the Orioles past the host Athletics. Buck Showalter earned his 1,313th career managerial victory, tying him with Ned Hanlon for 31st all-time. A’s left fielder Coco Crisp went 2-for-4 in his return from a neck injury.
• LOS ANGELES 5, CLEVELAND 4: Conor Gillaspie hit a go-ahead home run off Corey Kluber and the host Angels ended a six-game losing streak, beating the Indians. Garrett Richards tied a career high with 11 strikeouts in 7⅔ innings.
• TAMPA BAY 5, CHICAGO 4: Mikie Mahtook’s RBI single in the top of the ninth inning drove in Logan Forsythe with the go-ahead run for the visiting Rays. Evan Longoria had three hits and an RBI.
• ATLANTA 9, SAN FRANCISCO 8 (12): The Braves rallied with four runs in the sixth against Matt Cain, then A.J. Pierzynski hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth off Santiago Casilla to tie it at 7 before rallying again in the 12th and winning on Adonis Garcia’s two-run homer. Buster Posey’s single had given the Giants the lead in the top of the 12th inning.
• ARIZONA 6, WASHINGTON 4: The Diamondbacks hit three home runs in the first four innings, then withstood a four-run Nationals ninth in a victory that dropped host Washington out of first place.
• SAN DIEGO 13, MILWAUKEE 5: Yangervis Solarte hit two home runs and Tyson Ross pitched six effective innings to help the visiting Padres roll.
• CHICAGO AT PITTSBURGH, PPD.: The game was postponed after two rain delays totaling almost 3 hours. No makeup date was announced.
• SEATTLE 8, COLORADO 7: Nelson Cruz homered in a fourth consecutive game to reach 30 for the season, and the Mariners held off the host Rockies. Jose Reyes, in his first appearance at Coors Field since being acquired by Colorado at the trade deadline, had two RBI singles.