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Beltre reaches 3,000th...Hall of Famers...Pearce slams again



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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — In his 20th season in the big league, Texas Rangers third-baseman Adrian Beltre (BEHL'-tray) has joined the all-time hitting elite. Beltre doubled for his 3,000th career hit on Sunday in the Rangers' 10-6 home loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Beltre became the first player from the Dominican Republic, and 31st overall, to join the 3,000-hit club in the major leagues. The only other current active player in the 3,000-hit club is Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, who is currently at 3,060, tied with Hall of Fame player Craig Biggio (BIH'-zhee-oh) for 22nd all-time.

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — "Pudge" Rodriguez stared out at his father and wiped away tears as he called his dad a "double" Hall of Famer. Rodriguez was enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. He was joined by Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines, along with former commissioner Bud Selig and front-office guru John Schuerholz (SHUR'-holts). More than 27,000 fans showed up in Cooperstown for the ceremony.

TORONTO (AP) — Steve Pearce hit his second game-ending grand slam in just four days as Toronto pulled off the biggest ninth-inning comeback in team history. The Blue Jays rallied for seven runs to beat the Los Angeles 11 to 10 on Sunday. On Thursday Pearce's slam with two outs in the 10th inning lifted Toronto over Oakland 8-4.

BRIDGEND, Wales (AP) — Bernhard Langer won the Senior British Open on Sunday in rain and wind at Royal Porthcawl for his record-extending 10th senior major title and fifth in the last 10. The 59-year-old German star closed with an even-par 72 to finish at 4-under 280 and beat American Corey Pavin (PAY'-vin) by three strokes. Langer joined Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win three senior majors in a season, and won the event for the third time to match the tournament record.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Julie Ertz came in off the bench and scored in the 89th minute and the United States overcame a late two-goal deficit to beat Brazil 4-3 on Sunday night in the Tournament of Nations. The U.S. was in danger of losing for the fourth time this year before the three-goal flurry in about nine minutes.

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