Rangers' Beltre belts 408-foot HR from one knee

HOUSTON — From one knee, Adrian Beltre cleared the Crawford Boxes.

The Rangers slugger dropped down to get to Brad Peacock‘s pitch and crushed his 30th home run of the season from a kneel Tuesday night, giving Texas a 1-0 lead over the Houston Astros in the second inning. The Rangers went on to win 3-2.

Beltre’s shot clanked off a wall 346 feet from home plate, beyond the seats above the left-field wall. It would have traveled 408 feet had it not hit the wall, according to ESPN Stats Information.

This wasn’t Beltre’s first homer from one knee, including when he dirtied his pant leg while homering in Game 5 of the 2011 World Series.

It was the 443rd homer of Beltre’s career, and this is his fifth season with 30 or more homers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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